The Great Lakes Compact is an agreement among Great Lake states and Canadian provinces that governs and oversees how water from the Great Lakes can be used – in particular, how states and provinces can withdraw or divert water from the lakes. Changes are being proposed to the decision-making process under the compact, which would impact how the agreement is implemented and therefore how effective it is. We have serious concerns about the proposal, and we need your help.
One of the most serious concerns is that if someone wants to appeal a decision that is made under the Compact, they may have to pay for the entire process including the hearing room, travel costs, court reporter, and all other logistical costs. This would clearly limit who can participate in public processes to only those who can afford to cover all such costs. Use your voice to address these proposed changes before it’s too late!