Ohio tries again on Lake Erie water withdrawals

By on April 4, 2012

Ohio lawmakers are once again trying to pass regulations on the volume of commercial water withdrawals from Lake Erie and its tributaries, according to a report form the Associated Press.

An earlier attempt by the state’s Republican legislators to create the withdrawal rules was vetoed by the state’s Republican governor after the proposal was widely criticized for being too lenient. The rules are necessary to comply with the Great Lakes Compact, a legal agreement between the Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces to preserve water quantity in the lakes by regulating large withdrawals.

Read more from an AP report published by Michigan Live.

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About Jeff Gillies

Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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