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Report: Ohio Can Get Cold, Hard Cash from Cool, Clean Water

September 6, 2007

A new report from the Brookings Institution finds that Great Lakes cleanup efforts would pay for themselves by boosting income from tourism, recreation, fishing, and increased property values. The report's coauthor, Robert Litan, says protecting the Great Lakes has economic benefits in addition to protecting wildlife and the environment.

"We've concluded there are substantial economic as well as environmental benefits to investment in cleaning up the lakes."

The report examined a $26 billion plan that includes improvements to sewage treatment, toxic waste removal, and invasive species control. The economic payoff was estimated to be $50 billion.

Report coauthor John Austin adds the plan would foster a major boost to communities on the Great Lakes and Ohio would be a big winner.

"The property values near the Great Lakes would rise tremendously, not to mention more tourism dollars spent by the increased number of visitors to the Lake Erie shoreline."

Rob Ferrett/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - OH