More Hearings on Water Diversion

A report that recommends a moratorium on exporting Great
Lakes water will be the subject of a series of public hearings. The
Lakes Radio Consortium’s Lester Graham reports:

Selling Great Lakes Water

Ever since last year’s attempt by a Canadian company to sell Lake
Superior water to Asia, the issue of Great Lakes water diversion has
been a hot topic. The International Joint Commission has been asked by
the U-S and Canadian governments to prepare a recommendation on the
issue by August. Over the last three weeks, they have been holding a
series of hearings throughout the Great Lakes region to try and gauge
public sentiment. So far, an overwhelming majority of people have been
speaking out against selling or diverting water, but as the Great Lakes
Radio Consortium’s Mike Simonson reports, that doesn’t necessarily mean
the I-J-C will prohibit the practice:

Great Lakes Diversion

The International Joint Commission is looking into the issue of
diversion of Great Lakes water. They’ve been given six months to
recommend an interim policy. Over the last two weeks, they’ve been
conducting a series of public forums on the issue. I-J-C Chairman Tom
Baldini has a few thoughts: