If there is a state battle over water supplies, there are only three potential solutions, writes Jonathan Walters of Governing.com. The options: Congress makes the call, the U.S. Supreme Court rules or the states work it out themselves.
The Great Lakes Compact (Indiana was the first of eight states and two Canadian provinces to sign on early this year) goes one better — protecting a most valuable natural resource before a squabble erupts. Walters says such agreements have a history of working well.
Check out this national perspective of an issue important to Indiana and the region. It’s an example of good policy coming before any politics, just what we like to see. Let’s hope Congress gives a quick approval and the Great Lakes stay that way.