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  •  Logistics aside (9+ / 0-)

    I mean, that would be a mightly long pipeline.

    Besides that, there's also the little problem of another nation bordering the Great Lakes that might have something to say about diversions like that.

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    by Linnaeus on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 04:01:48 PM PDT

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    •  And the fact that every bit of Great Lakes water (11+ / 0-)

      is already allocated -- for tap water, industrial use, and, importantly, transportation.

      The Great Lakes comprise a huge shipping waterway.  You can't just drain that and send it off to Texas or Arizona.

      Let them stop fracking their own groundwater, for starters, and stop having lawns in desert.

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      by cai on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 04:18:59 PM PDT

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    •  There's this natural ditch full of water passing (1+ / 0-)
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      not too far from them. Sometimes, it even overflows. If Texas really need some DHMO, they can suck it from Bobby Jindal's backyard.

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      by JPax on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 11:20:55 PM PDT

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      •  Purely logistically (1+ / 0-)
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        If you suck 120 billion gallons a day from Michigan-Huron, the St Clair River dries up, Michigan-Huron stagnates.  The Mississippi's flow rate is about three times that and it is much, much closer.

        (Texas' water use is about 15 billion gallons/day).

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        by GeoffT on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 11:31:27 PM PDT

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    •  And they do. (0+ / 0-)

      Great Lakes Compact

      The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact is a legally binding interstate compact among the U.S. states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The compact details how the states manage the use of the Great Lakes Basin's water supply and builds on the 1985 Great Lakes Charter and its 2001 Annex. The compact is the means by which the states implement the governors' commitments under the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement that also includes the Premiers of Ontario and Quebec.

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      by Odysseus on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 08:40:41 AM PDT

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