Now there's a ballot initiative campaign I'd get behind.
Michigan lawmakers, given what has happened and is continuing in the Gulf of Mexico, are pushing the idea in their state even though there is a federal law in place that bars Great Lakes oil drilling.
A law that someday might be weakened or abolished.
The move would also be a way for citizens to voice their outrage at the disregard for water and wildlife that led the same federal government to permit BP to drill and operate the doomed Deepwater Horizon in the first place.
Imagine a spill in the largest supply of surface freshwater on the planet?
Wisconsin's constitution already recreates the Northwest Ordinance of 1787's definition of the state's waters as a public trust, so adding a drilling prohibition in the Great Lakes that are in trust for the people of Wisconsin would be a simple and logical move.
Not an advisory referendum, mind you: a constitutional amendment.
What do you folks think?