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Old 11-24-2008, 03:09 PM   #1
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'A Little Less to Worry About'

Published: October 8, 2008

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In 1982, Congress asked the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of pumping water from the Great Lakes to arid parts of the Midwest. That terrible idea went nowhere, but ever since, the eight states that border the lakes, New York included, have lived in fear that somebody would steal or buy their water.

Those worries are over. Last week, in a brief ceremony all but lost in the financial news, President Bush signed a federal-state compact that bans the diversion of water from the Great Lakes unless all eight states and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec agree. It urges all parties to use water in the most efficient way possible.

In 2004, Mr. Bush signed an executive order establishing a regional task force to address that issue. The task force developed a comprehensive $20 billion Great Lakes restoration plan...
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:11 PM   #2
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There was a plan to ship water from the great lakes to Japan.

Water is the new oil.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:13 PM   #3
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Maybe they'll eventually perfect making potable water from sea/ocean water. Then the Japanese can use their own resources.
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