GREAT LAKES WATER
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Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:40 AM Subject: Fwd: Re: great lakes water
Thank you for contacting me about prohibiting the sale of water from our Great Lakes. I appreciate that you have taken the time to communicate your views and concerns with me.
I understand your concern about removing water from our Great Lakes, which is already threatened by low water levels. As you may know, the eight Great Lakes states entered the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact in 2008. The Compact contains a provision that bans taking water out of the Great Lakes basin in containers greater than 5.7 gallons, but individual states can decide whether to ban putting water in smaller containers such as bottles. Should the issue of selling water from the Great Lakes or similar legislation comes before me in the U.S. Senate, I will keep your views in mind.
Thank you again for contacting me. Please continue to keep me informed about issues of concern to you and your family.
Debbie Stabenow United States Senator
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow
The United States Senate • Washington, DC 20510