Great Lakes Water Withdrawals: Legal and Policy Issues

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This report describes the characteristics of the Great Lakes, the interests they support, and possible threats to lake levels. It analyzes the federal laws and policies that regulate the diversion, withdrawal, and consumptive use of water from the Great Lakes. Also included is a discussion of the final Compact and Agreement and some of the issues raised by various interest groups. This report concludes with a general discussion on the relationship between compacts, federal law, and the Congress.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 4, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Sheikh, Pervaze A.

Specialist in Natural Resources Policy Resources, Science, and Industry Division

Creator (Author):
Brougher, Cynthia

Legislative Attorney American Law Division

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: September 4, 2009
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United States
Description:

This report describes the characteristics of the Great Lakes, the interests they support, and possible threats to lake levels. It analyzes the federal laws and policies that regulate the diversion, withdrawal, and consumptive use of water from the Great Lakes. Also included is a discussion of the final Compact and Agreement and some of the issues raised by various interest groups. This report concludes with a general discussion on the relationship between compacts, federal law, and the Congress.

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26 pages.

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