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Ohio moves to join Great Lakes agreement
By STEPHEN MAJORS | Associated Press Writer
5:06 PM CDT, June 10, 2008
Digg Del.icio.us Facebook Fark Google Newsvine Reddit Yahoo Print Reprints Post comment Text size: COLUMBUS, Ohio - After a two-year holdup, state lawmakers on Tuesday moved to make Ohio the sixth state to approve an agreement aimed at protecting the Great Lakes.
The Great Lakes Compact, a framework between eight states and two Canadian provinces, would prevent most diversions of water from the lakes' basin to arid states in the South and Southwest.
Ohio had been a major obstacle to the pact because of a disagreement over whether the plan would inadvertently violate property rights for groundwater on privately owned land. House Speaker Jon Husted, a Republican, and Democratic Minority Leader Joyce Beatty, reached a deal Monday to affirm private property rights and set the stage for Tuesday's vote.
The Senate passed the compact by a vote of 33-0 to join the House, which approved the compact last month. Gov. Ted Strickland said Tuesday he will sign it.
Originally posted by Maxmars
How do international treaties exists between only some states and a foreign nation? Or between only some provinces and a foreign nation?