Revolution for the Great Lakes

Revolution for the Great Lakes

by Cheryl Mendoza, Lake Michigan Federation

If you lived in the West, what would you say to a proposal that would allow the sale of a few mountains in the Rockies? If you lived in Florida, how would you feel if some of the Everglades could be sold to the highest bidder? As someone who lives, vacations, or just plain cares about the Great Lakes, would you make your voice heard if someone wanted to sell Great Lakes water?

The Great Lakes contain 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water and 95 percent of North America’s fresh surface water. However, the Great Lakes are a gift from the glaciers that are, for the most part, a non-renewable resource. Unfortunately, current laws may not be able to stop harmful withdrawals or the sale of Great Lakes water.

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