…At least in the state of Ohio.

Voters in Ohio just voted to give Lake Erie the same rights as citizens, allowing them to sue on behalf of the lake. Since water issues plagued the Toledo area in 2014, a group of citizens believed that the lake was not getting enough protection from the state, so a special election was organized. Since the vote passed, polluters and others who pose environmental threats to the lake can be sued and held accountable.

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This is an incredible development and it will be very interesting to see how this new status is put to use to clean up the Great Lake.

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Source: Vox.com

Cover Image: Brien Hansen (@Brienedwardh on Instagram)

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