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Thursday, April 03, 2008
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Midtown Brews: Great Lakes Basin Water Compact

Join us Thurs. April 3, 5:30PM - 7:30PM, Webtego for Midtown Brews with Meet The Bloggers. Live Broadcast and Chat [[http://www.mogulus.com/midtownbrews]] "MIGHTY BLUE: The Great Lakes Basin Water Compact" with Marnie Urso, Great Lakes Restoration & Policy, Grassroots Coordinator, Audubon Ohio... View the movie, "MIGHTY BLUE" with Marnie and Illustrator, Ralph Solonitz, who makes the preservation case from a different perspective... What is the role of the Great Lakes in the 21st Century? Should the Great Lakes be diverted to arid areas of the southwest U.S. or restored? Learn about efforts to restore and protect the world's largest body of fresh water for future generations..."Led by Rep. Matthew Dolan, last week the Ohio House of Representatives voted 88-3 in favor of responsible and balanced water protection by approving House Bill 416, legislation to ratify the Great Lakes Basin Water Resources Compact without amendment...Now the bad news. In the Ohio Senate, a bare majority of 17 Senators has co-sponsored Senate Bill 291, legislation to ratify a version of the Compact containing amendments that they have drafted and that have not been reviewed or approved in any other state. Audubon Ohio has dubbed the Senate Bill the "Great Lakes NONpact" because it represents a blatant attempt, under the guise of supposedly non-controversial amendments, to unwind the careful eight-state negotiations that lead to the final draft of the Compact and to torpedo the entire Compact process"...more at http://oh.audubon.org. Contact your Senator and vote for the economic health and survival of future generations.Contributor:Marnie Urso, Grassroots Coordinator, Audubon OhioDate:Thursday, April 3, 2008 (the first Thursday of every month)Time:5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.Donation:Optional $5.00 (or more to help provide for those who can't) to help defray the costs of munchies, and your favorite six pack of brew.Live Video Broadcast and Chat. Conversation starts at 6:00PM - 7:00PM (EST).Register: upcoming.orgLocation:Webtego, 2530 Superior Avenue, Suite 600, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Ph: 216-348-8700MapPhone: 216-348-8700E-mail: info@webtego.comFree Parking available behind the building. Take the freight elevator up located at the rear of the building.Listen to Midtown Brews Podcasts posted to Meet The Bloggers Join us Thurs. April 3, 5:30PM - 7:30PM, Webtego for Midtown Brews with Meet The Bloggers. Live Broadcast and Chat [[http://www.mogulus.com/midtownbrews]] "MIGHTY BLUE: The Great Lakes Basin Water Compact" with Marnie Urso, Great Lakes Restoration & Policy, Grassroots Coordinator, Audubon Ohio... View the movie, "MIGHTY BLUE" with Marnie and Illustrator, Ralph Solonitz, who makes the preservation case from a different perspective... What is the role of the Great Lakes in the 21st Century? Should the Great Lakes be diverted to arid areas of the southwest U.S. or restored? Learn about efforts to restore and protect the world's largest body of fresh water for future generations..."Led by Rep. Matthew Dolan, last week the Ohio House of Representatives voted 88-3 in favor of responsible and balanced water protection by approving House Bill 416, legislation to ratify the Great Lakes Basin Water Resources Compact without amendment...Now the bad news. In the Ohio Senate, a bare majority of 17 Senators has co-sponsored Senate Bill 291, legislation to ratify a version of the Compact containing amendments that they have drafted and that have not been reviewed or approved in any other state. Audubon Ohio has dubbed the Senate Bill the "Great Lakes NONpact" because it represents a blatant attempt, under the guise of supposedly non-controversial amendments, to unwind the careful eight-state negotiations that lead to the final draft of the Compact and to torpedo the entire Compact process"...more at http://oh.audubon.org. Contact your Senator and vote for the economic health and survival of future generations.Contributor:Marnie Urso, Grassroots Coordinator, Audubon OhioDate:Thursday, April 3, 2008 (the first Thursday of every month)Time:5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.Donation:Optional $5.00 (or more to help provide for those who can't) to help defray the costs of munchies, and your favorite six pack of brew.Live Video Broadcast and Chat. Conversation starts at 6:00PM - 7:00PM (EST).Register: upcoming.orgLocation:Webtego, 2530 Superior Avenue, Suite 600, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Ph: 216-348-8700MapPhone: 216-348-8700E-mail: info@webtego.comFree Parking available behind the building. Take the freight elevator up located at the rear of the building.Listen to Midtown Brews Podcasts posted to Meet The Bloggers

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