Canadian federal and provincial governments signed an agreement to clean up Lake Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Free Press is reporting today.
Since water doesn’t recognize political boundaries, and much of the pollution causing massive algae blooms in the lake comes from Minnesota and North Dakota, any clean up would need to include the states.
It’s not clear how this agreement involves the states. There has been talk recently about having multi-party talks in Washington D.C. to negotiate several water issues causing political skirmishes across the international border.
Perhaps this move by Ottawa indicates they plan to push harder for cross border cooperation.