The Great Lakes provide drinking water for more than 40 million people. These are among the largest bodies of fresh water on earth and combined they make up a full one fifth of the WORLD'S water supply. The potential for irreversible global consequences caused by contamination from hydraulic fracking onn or near these lakes cannot be ignored or denied. The harmful effects of removing trillions of gallons of water from the environment forever, by allowing Great Lakes waterways to become filliing stations for the oil and gas industry will have a devastating effect on the international environment. The destruction of millions of acres of natural wilderness and pristine waterways is nothing short of a travesty against all life. We implore you to consider the possible consequences of your actions upon the world and upon future generations. We will not sit by silently while you destroy our land, our water, our environment, our health and our future and the future's of our children and grandchildren. We demand a ban on hydraulic fracking on all lands and waterways that have the potential to impact the Great Lakes. This demand is made with the knowledge and understanding that the world as a whole will suffer irreparable damage, if these lakes are destroyed by the thougtless, ill informed actions of current governmental officials.