Groups worry about Ohio water rules impact on Lake Erie

11:29 AM, Apr 12, 2012   |    comments
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TOLEDO -- A group of environmentalists and anglers in Ohio are worried that proposed rules on how much water businesses can draw from rivers flowing into Lake Erie will end up hurting the lake.

They say the plan now being debated in the Ohio Legislature is better than a proposal met with sweeping opposition and vetoed by Gov. John Kasich last year. But they also think the plan needs a few changes.

Republicans are taking a second shot at setting rules on how much water factories and farms can draw out of Lake Erie.

Ohio, along with seven other states and two Canadian provinces adjoining the Great Lakes, has until the end of 2013 to set up regulations for large-scale withdrawals from the lakes and their tributaries.

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press

The Associated Press

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