[r49] Great Lakes Compact Passes House (1/24/2008)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Start Date: 1/24/2008 All Day
End Date: 1/24/2008
(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 24, 2008 - House Bill 1060 (HB 1060), co-authored by Rep. John Ulmer (R-Goshen) today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 83-8. The bill requires Indiana to adopt the Great Lakes Compact.

The compact is a regional agreement to help monitor, manage and protect water resources from the Great Lakes. The compact instructs each state in the Great Lakes region to regulate water use and adopt conservation plans for protecting the waters of the five great lakes.

"It is important that we work to protect our natural resources," said Rep. Ulmer. "Millions of people each year enjoy the Great Lakes, whether through swimming and boating or fishing. This conservation effort will help to ensure that these lakes remain great travel destinations and provide drinking water for people all over the Midwest."