As I suspected, Ohio's Lt. Governor Lee Fisher simply misspoke when he raised the possibility of selling Great Lakes water in the near future. According to a Toledo Blade story (by Tom Henry, one of the most experienced environmental reporters in the region), Fisher did not mean to imply that the Governor would in any way consider a sale of Great Lakes water. Fisher later clarified, "I should have been more careful in my comments about diversion because I should not have left even a crack in the door for diversion in the future." Unfortunately, someone else in Ohio won’t be content with just cracking the door open. Ohio state senator Tim Grendell wants to leave the door to the Great Lakes wide open to diversions by trying to kill the proposed Great Lakes compact. If anything good comes of the Lt. Governor’s mistake, it will be to educate senator Grendell about the tremendous opposition to Great Lakes diversions and broad bipartisan support for the Great Lakes compact.