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A Great Lakes Basin Loophole?: Death By A Thousand Straws

Today in a small room in Chicago, a tiny group of people makes a decision that will determine the future of the Great Lakes. 

The Wisconsin town of Waukesha has asked to get its drinking water from Lake Michigan. It’s the first city outside the Great Lakes Basin to ask for permission. And today, eight representatives. A representative from each Great Lakes statewill take a vote on whether to say yes or no. 

Opponents say if Waukesha is approved it will open the door to more cities, putting the Lakes at risk for death by a thousand straws.

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