Policy Documents

The Great Lakes Compact

prepared by The Heartland Institute –
March 29, 2007

Some environmental groups champion the Great Lakes Compact as an important way to protect water resources in the region. However, they overlook the compact’s profound negative impact on business and residents.

Inside this Research & Commentary package, you will learn:

 - The Great Lakes Compact unconstitutionally trumps state law;

 - The agreement allows single-entity control regarding quantity and methods of water usage, placing a stranglehold on state resources; and

  - Expanding jurisdiction to all water, regardless of its physical location, places private property rights in the cross-hairs.