Sending Great Lakes Water to the Southwest

Sending Great Lakes Water to the Southwest

President Bush has continued on a political mission to send water from the Great Lakes down to the arid Southwest. Duluth’s Mayor Doty recently sent a letter to the President expressing outrage at this proposal. “The citizens of Duluth take great and justifiable pride in their role as protectors of this international treasure,’’ wrote Doty (which is semi-humorous, considering that in early July on TV news Doty referred to these same concerned citizens as CAVE people- Citizens Against Virtually Everything). Even Canada has refused to discuss this plan with Bush, referencing current problematic water level declines. Lake Superior water levels are forecast to drop 3-5 feet over the next few years even without water export, according to an extensive global climate change report released by the National Academy of Sciences.

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