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The proposed Annex 2001 agreement is the subject of lively debate as to whether it will help or hinder the conservation of the Great Lakes (Photo by Jeremy Lounds)

Officials from the eight states and two provinces in the region have proposed two agreements that would regulate the use of Great Lakes water. They're known as the Annex 2001 Implementing Agreements. Response to the proposed agreements has generally been positive. But for some in the region, they're seen as a slippery slope. Great Lakes Radio Consortium commentator Suzanne Elston is worried that the proposed agreements will lead to unlimited diversions in the future:

The Council of Great Lakes Governors on Annex 2001

More comments on the Annex 2001

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Producer: Suzanne Elston
Release Date: October 18, 2004
Running Time: 2:33

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