Submitted by the Council of Great Lakes Governors <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For Immediate Release--February 20, 2007
Contact: David Naftzger
?This compact will improve and protect the
health of the
?I applaud Governor Pawlenty and the State
The Governors and the Premiers of
The agreements detail how the States and
Provinces will manage and protect the
The agreements include the following points:
development will be balanced with sustainable water use to ensure
? There will be a ban on new diversions of water from the Basin. Limited exceptions could be allowed, such as for public water supply purposes in communities near the Basin, but exceptions would be strictly regulated.
The States and
Provinces will use a consistent standard to review proposed uses of
? Regional goals and objectives for water conservation and efficiency will be developed, and they will be reviewed every five years. Each State and Province will develop and implement a water conservation and efficiency program.
? The collection of technical data will be strengthened, and the States and Provinces will share the information, which will improve decision-making by the governments.
? There is a strong commitment to continued public involvement in the implementation of the agreements.
The complete text of the agreements and additional information is available at www.cglg.org. To be added or removed from the Council's e-mail list, please reply to email@example.com with "add" or "remove" included in the subject line.
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