Tuesday, June 22, 2010

More Good Coverage In The Shepherd Of The Waukesha Water Issue

Lisa Kaiser does another fine job explaining to Shepherd readers just what the DNR said about Waukesha's Great Lakes diversion application.

And it's important to keep repeating that the very issues the DNR raised with Waukesha about the application have been brought up constantly by environmental groups.

Writes Kaiser:

"For more than a year, a coalition of environmental groups has been pushing both Waukesha and the DNR for a transparent, thorough analysis of Waukesha’s water supplies and future needs before signing off on the application. Coalition members include Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Midwest Environmental Advocates, River Alliance of Wisconsin, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, Waukesha County Environmental Action League and the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.

“This application will be a test case for the Great Lakes compact,” said Jodi Habush Sinykin, counsel for Midwest Environmental Advocates. “It gives Wisconsin the opportunity to be in the driver’s seat on how we want to proceed with the evaluation.”

One of several pieces on this blog about the matter, is also here, fyi.

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