So the eight Great Lakes Governors who have the final call on Waukesha's controversial and precedent-setting Lake Michigan water diversion application are holding their two-day meeting on the matter in Chicago on April 21 and 22nd - - the 22nd being the 46th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration organized by former Wisconsin Governor Gaylord Nelson:
As the eight Great Lakes Governors continue to review Waukesha's application for a precedent-setting diversion of Lake Michigan water - - with their public discussions beginning next week in Chicago - - a County Executive in the Great Lakes State of Pennsylvania has urged her Governor to vote down the application because Waukesha's city leadership "failed to justify the need, did not consider all plausible alternatives and proposes to divert Great Lakes Water to communities that do not exhibit a need."
Other officials and media regionally have advised against the application's approval, and 99% of the more than 11,000 comments filed with reviewers are in opposition.
May his spirit be alive in the meetings which the public may attend, but only as observers; Nelson's conservation ethos sure has been in the public's 11,000+ comments which ran 99% across the eight-state, two province US-Great Lakes region.
Some background, here, and below is the meetings' schedule from the official public notice:
If resolution is not reached by www.waukeshadiversion.org., the Regional Body will recess and continue its meeting on . The location of the continued meeting will be announced on the Waukesha Diversion Website at