"commodity" — as in, Michigan’s Great Lakes water is up for sale.

Posted on November 20, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Grand Rapids Press and water as a commodity – Yesterday’s Grand Rapids (MI) Press editorial distrusting the motives of a national water commission proposal is well-taken. A national water conservation commission makes more sense, not a panel that might just rework America’s natural plumbing and take a gulp out of the Great Lakes. But just two weeks ago, the same Grand Rapids newspaper headlined an article about the commercial sale of Great Lakes Basin water from Evart, Michigan, with the word “commodity” — as in, Michigan’s Great Lakes water is up for sale. There’s an obvious inconsistency in these attitudes (Full story links from David Dempsey here).

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