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The Great Lakes Compact and Ohio

Ohio is about to officially join the Great Lakes Compact. Hearings have been held by the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee, leaving the Ohio Senate to move on the legislation (SB291; HB416 passed by the House). "Who Owns Our Water," a series from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, follows the historic agreement complete with maps and charts. With Wisconsin's governor just signing legislation, Pennsylvania and Michigan are the remaining states left to join the compact. The illustration is from Our Waters at the Great Lakes Water Institute.

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