Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Great Lakes Compact Draft Bill To Be Aired In Madison Thursday

I don't have the draft in hand, but the Great Lakes Compact bill will get aired at an informational hearing at 1:30 p.m. at the Capitol.

So we are hours away from learning if the bill is strong on conservation and resource manaagement - - or if opens the floodgates for easy diversions tp extend sprawl throughout southeastern Wisconsin at the expense of lakeshore communities' development and Lake Michigan stewardship.

This release was issued by State Sen. Mark Miller, (D-Madison), whose Environment and Natural Resources Committee will host the hearing:

Senate INFORMATIONAL HEARING Committee on Environment and Natural Resources

The committee will hold an informational hearing onthe following items at the time specified below:Thursday, February 14, 2008 , 1:30 PM, 412 East State Capitol.

Informational Hearing on draft Great Lakes Compact legislationLegislative Council will provide a briefing to the committee regarding the contents of upcoming legislation on the Great Lakes Compact.

Department of Natural Resources staff will be available for questions.Invited testimony only.

A preliminary draft of the legislation will be available prior to the hearing. An amended notice will be issued when the legislation is available for distribution.

Senator Mark Miller, Chair

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