Thursday, January 21, 2016

Group Says IJC Diversion Report "Game-Changing"

<> Group Says IJC Diversion Report "Game-Changing" - [see previous WIMS report] Michigan water and environmental lawyer Jim Olson, President of FLOW (For Love of Water), a Traverse City-based Great Lakes water policy center, said, "The IJC report and the in-depth consultants' report not only document the success of the Agreement and Compact among the provinces and states to ban diversions and control consumptive uses to protect and conserve the waters and ecosystem in the Basin, it also spotlights the importance for governments to consider implementing a new game-changing, public trust principle as a 'backdrop' to safeguard the Great Lakes and citizens -- it will prevent the Agreement and Compact from being undermined by possible political, economic, or uncertain or unexpected natural forces."