Sherri Mason, an environmental chemist who looks for micro beads and other plastic particles in the Great Lakes, on the shore of Lake Erie at Wright Park Beach in Dunkirk, NY, Dec. 3, 2013. Tiny plastic beads used in hundreds of toiletries like facial scrubs and toothpastes are slipping through water treatment plants and turning up by the tens of millions in the Great Lakes, where, fish and other aquatic life eat them along with the pollutants they carry. (Brendan Bannon/The New York Times)

Should a lake get legal rights like a person?

Toledo voters will decide on Feb 26