Water Diversion from Lake Michigan: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Public Works, United States Senate, Eighty-sixth Congress, First Session, on H. R. 1 and S. 308, Requiring a Study to be Conducted of the Effect of Increasing the Diversion of Water from Lake Michigan Into the Illinois Waterway for Navigation, and for Other Purposes...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1959 - Illinois Waterway (Ill.) - 480 pages
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Considers H.R. 1 and S. 308, to authorize HEW and Army Corps of Engineers to study the effects of increased water diversion from Lake Michigan into the Illinois Waterway and the effects upon the Great Lakes. Includes "Memorandum for U.S. as Amicus Curiae in the Supreme Court, States of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania v State of Illinois and the Sanitary District of Chicago, On Amended Application of the States of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York for a Reopening and Amendment of the Decree of Apr. 21, 1930, and the Granting of Further Relief," Oct. Term, 1958 (p. 63-123).

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Page 207 - ... shall require, as a condition of its approval thereof, that suitable and adequate provision, approved by it, be made for the protection and indemnity of all interests on the other side of the line which may be injured thereby.
Page 414 - It is the policy of the Congress to recognize, preserve, and protect the primary responsibilities and rights of States to prevent, reduce, and eliminate pollution...
Page 207 - The following order of precedence shall be observed among the various uses enumerated hereinafter for these waters, and no use shall be permitted which tends materially to conflict with or restrain any other use which is given preference over it in this order of precedence: 1 . Uses for domestic and sanitary purposes. 2. Uses for navigation, including the service of canals for the purposes of navigation. 3. Uses for power and for irrigation purposes.
Page 205 - It is agreed that, in addition to the uses, obstructions, and diversions heretofore permitted or hereafter provided for by special agreement between the parties hereto, no further or other uses or obstructions or diversions, whether temporary or permanent, of boundary waters on either side of the line...
Page 206 - ... in waters flowing from boundary waters or in waters at a lower level than the boundary in rivers flowing across the boundary, the effect of which is to raise the natural level of waters on the other side of the boundary, unless the construction or maintenance thereof is approved by the aforesaid International Joint Commission.
Page 205 - ... of the line. Either of the High Contracting Parties may adopt rules and regulations governing the use of such canals within its own territory and may charge tolls for the use thereof, but all such rules and regulations and all tolls charged shall apply alike to the subjects or citizens of the Hight Contracting Parties and the ships, vessels, and boats of both of the High Contracting Parties, and they shall be placed on terms of equality in the use thereof.
Page 224 - India, being equally desirous to prevent disputes regarding the use of boundary waters and to settle all questions which are now pending between the United States and the Dominion of Canada involving the rights, obligations, or interests of either in relation to the other or to the inhabitants of the other, along their common frontier, and to make provision for the adjustment and settlement of all such questions as may hereafter arise...
Page 209 - In all cases where special agreements between the High Contracting Parties hereto are referred to in the foregoing articles, such agreements are understood and intended to include not only direct agreements between the High Contracting Parties, but also any mutual arrangement between the United States and the Dominion of Canada expressed by concurrent or reciprocal legislation on the part of Congress and the Parliament of the Dominion.
Page 208 - Commission is authorized to examine into and report upon the facts and circumstances of the particular questions and matters referred, together with such conclusions and recommendations as may be appropriate...
Page 265 - ... any interference with or diversion from their natural channel of such waters on either side of the boundary, resulting in any injury on the other side of the boundary, shall give rise to the same rights and entitle the injured parties to the same legal remedies as if such injury took place in the country where such diversion or interference occurs...

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