This is the latest news from the Compact Implementation Coalition regarding Waukesha's Lake Michigan diversion application.
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Protect Our Great Lakes by Telling the DNR to Deny Waukesha's Attempts to Divert Great Lakes Water!
There's still time to act!
All three of Wisconsin DNR’s public hearings on the Waukesha water diversion (Waukesha, Milwaukee, and Racine) were packed this week with people speaking about Waukesha’s application to divert Great Lakes water.
Representatives from the Compact Implementation Coalition were at all three public hearings to make sure the voices of thousands of Wisconsin residents we represent were heard.
While the public hearings were well-attended and the public’s message was certainly heard, there’s still work to do!
The DNR is accepting comments until this Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11:59pm CST.
There is still time to speak up and make your voice heard!
The Compact Implementation Coalition, collectively representing tens of thousands of Wisconsinites, has a long history of working on the Great Lakes Compact. From ensuring the adoption and implementation of a strong Great Lakes Compact to aiding the Department in the promulgation of administrative rules to implement the Compact, it has consistently advocated for the strongest protections available for the resource, in keeping with the spirit and the letter of the Compact.
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
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James Rowen, a writer and consultant, has worked for newspapers, and as the senior Mayoral staffer, in Madison and Milwaukee, WI. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007. Posts run also at various news sites, including The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Purple Wisconsin."