Agreement Would Ban Great Lakes Diversions But Permit Large Withdrawals

Posted on Thursday, November 24 at 13:14 by FootPrints
The deal, released Wednesday, would also allow the export of water in containers of up 25.9 litres (5.7 gallons), which critics say clears the way for major water exports in the form of bottled water. "The current deal claims to protect the Great Lakes from the threats and impacts of diversions while allowing large withdrawals to continue," said Susan Howatt, national water campaigner with the Council of Canadians. She said the deal would severely weaken Canadian sovereignty over the lakes, noting that Ontario and Quebec are outnumbered by the eight Great Lakes states.


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