Tuesday , 27 September 2016

MICHIGAN LEGISLATORS URGE REJECTION OF WAUKESHA’S WATER APPLICATION

Democratic and Republican legislators from Michigan have unified behind a common sentiment: They want the Great Lakes states governors to reject Waukesha’s water diversion application. In a letter addressed to all eight Great Lakes governors, 11 Michigan congressional representatives urged governors to vote down Waukesha’s proposal to pump up to 8.2 million gallons of Lake Michigan water into the city by 2050. “We do not believe the city of Waukesha has made a compelling case that satisfies the severe circumstances outlined in the (Great Lakes) Compact,” the letter said. “We firmly believe the approval of this request would threaten the precious, finite resources provided by our lakes.” Waukesha is asking for Lake Michigan water under a “straddling county” exception of the compact, a federal law that details how the Great Lakes states should work together to manage and protect the Great Lakes Basin. http://www.waukeshanow.com/news/michigan-legislators-urge-rejection-of-waukeshas-water-application-b99739406z1-382041591.html

 

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