Thursday, May 1, 2008

Stay Away from Our Water!


The US states and Canadian provinces surrounding the Great Lakes are in the process of passing the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. This compact, when passed by all of the surrounding entities, will prevent the removal of any water from the five Great Lakes.

Why is this important? Because of the large shift in population from the Great Lakes region to the southern and southwestern states.

From the Toledo Blade: "As recently as October, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson told the Las Vegas Sun editorial board that the Great Lakes states were "awash in water" that could someday help the southwestern states."

I bet the governor of Georgia has had similar thoughts as Atlanta's water resources have dried up.

Again from the Toledo Blade: "It may sound cruel, but no one promised those who fled to the Sun Belt unrestricted access to the resources of the rest of the country to maintain their tenuous existence."

If you want to live in an area with abundant water resources, move back. Bring your companies and JOBS back up north and share in the bounty that the Great Lakes region offers. Forget about trucking it, barging it, piping it south to water your golf courses, lawns, and flower gardens. It's not going to happen.

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