We need to stop the exportation of water from the Great Lakes to China
This letter is in regards to NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement). The president is now pushing for free trade with South Korea which I am totally against.
Take a look at how things are working out with China. They export numerous cheap items to our country tainted with toxic and cancer causing substances. It seems almost every month the FDA is recalling this junk including many items made for children.
One of the most toxic was drywall which contained sulfuric acid, why would you put sulfuric acid in drywall, many people were sickened from it. Every day our ports are filled with imports from China, how many of these items make it to the consumer without being tested for toxic substances. How many boats are loaded with exports to China from the United States? I dare say very few. Many jobs have been lost due to this one-sided trading.
The only thing they do import from us, which needs to be stopped, is water. China is the biggest consumer of Nestle, which sells several brands of bottled water and the plant is based in northern Michigan. When John Engler was governor of Michigan in 2001, he made an agreement with bottle water giant Nestle, allowing them to open a plant in Mecosta County. They have then pumped more than a 1/2 million gallons of water a day drying up streams and ponds that feed the Great Lakes.
I had no idea this was going on and always thought the Great Lakes were sacred. We need to get this stopped now by writing our governor, Congressmen and senators. I have had it up to here with NAFTA, and China, there is NOTHING free trade about this agreement.
Diane M. Schroeder Britton