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Richardson retreats on sharing Midwest water

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by TINA LAM

After stinging criticism in Michigan and Wisconsin over statements that the Great Lakes are "awash in water" that could help the dry West, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson took it back.

"Richardson in no way proposes federal transfers of water from one region of the nation to the other," his press secretary, Tom Reynolds, said in a statement Saturday. "Richardson believes firmly in keeping water in its basin of origin and of the rights of states to oversee water distribution." more...



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