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After 15 years of the Great Lakes Compact, report urges state action to address shortcomings

By: Kyle Davidson, Michigan Advance

After a controversial contract allowing a Canadian company to ship 156 million gallons of water from Lake Superior to Asia yearly drew backlash from residents, the Great Lakes States and provinces banded together, striking a bipartisan deal to protect the lakes’ water. More than 15 years after the Great Lakes Compact was signed, For Love of Water (FLOW), a Great Lakes advocacy organization, has reevaluated the compact and its goal of protecting lake water from being diverted by canals, aqueducts, pipelines, vessels, tunnels or tanker trucks. 

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