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Save the Great Lakes!

Concerned about the risk of long-range Great Lakes water exports, the Great Lakes State Governors and Canadian Premiers signed an agreement to defend against water raids in 1985. Known as the Great Lakes Charter, it was never fully implemented by the states and provinces. After an Ontario company received a permit to take up to 50 tankers of water from Lake Superior in 1998, the Governors and Premiers proposed to toughen the Great Lakes Charter with new agreements. The goal was to build a stronger legal and natural resource-based defense against harmful water uses and exports. The draft agreements that are  now being circulated for public comment are the result of that process.

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