Michigan Water Rights Petition
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Michigan Water Rights Petition to the Michigan Legislature
The Great Lakes, the rivers, streams, lakes and groundwater that feed them are globally spectacular freshwater seas. They are a gift greater than the Florida Everglades and even the Grand Canyon. We must protect these waters and the rights of millions of Michigan citizens whose livlihoos,drinking water,farming, recreation and businesses depend upon this globally magnificent ecosystem.
Michigan has a unique role to be a global leader as steward of one of the world's greatest resources.
WE URGE YOU to introduce and support Michigan Water Rights Legislation that declares all Michigan water, including small streams and groundwater, a Public Trust, imposes a duty upon state government, as trustee, to protect our water and prohibits the government or anyone from violating public trust principles. Public Trust protects everyone's use of water against claims of ownership, control,or export by powerful outside special interests such as foreign corporations. Why would Michigan leave itself open forthe rest of the world to press a finger on the map, come here, buy land, and ship or divert the waters of the Great Lakes!
The Flow for Water Coalition