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Written by Abby Kuranz, WiscCIC   
Friday, 22 April 2016 15:43

watertowerStates and Provinces Commit to Reconvene in May to thoroughly review Waukesha’s precedent setting diversion request.


MADISON - We commend the Regional Body for taking time to thoroughly review Waukesha’s precedent setting diversion request. The request is the first test of the Great Lakes Compact and must be given careful consideration.

We are not opposed to diversions as allowed under the Great Lakes Compact. However, it is critical that any diversion proposal meet the rigorous requirements of the Compact which were developed to safeguard the Great Lakes. We appreciate that the Regional Body is carefully weighing Waukesha’s proposal against the Compact’s requirements.

Background
Waukesha, Wisconsin’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan is the first test of the Great Lakes Compact, a regional pact banning the diversion of Great Lakes water outside the basin, with limited exceptions.

Under the Great Lakes Compact, any diversion application must be approved by all eight Great Lakes states. The two Canadian provinces bordering the lakes, Ontario and Quebec, are allowed to provide input. Any state may veto the diversion application.

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body includes representatives from each of the jurisdictions, including the states and provinces. At the regional level, the Regional Body is the first step in the decision making process of any diversion request and makes a recommendation to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Compact Council. The Compact Council, which consists of only the governors of the eight Great Lakes states, will meet in the coming months to review the Regional Body’s recommendation and make a final decision on Waukesha’s request.

For more information, contact:
Regional
Jennifer Caddick, Alliance for the Great Lakes, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (312) 445-9760
Marc Smith, National Wildlife Federation, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (734) 887-7116
Margie Kelly, Natural Resources Defense Council, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 312-651-7935
Indiana
Cathy Martin, Save the Dunes, 219-879-3564 x 126, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Michigan
Jennifer McKay, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, (231) 347-1181, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Minnesota
Louise Segroves, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (651) 287-4872
New York
Travis Proulx, Environmental Advocates of New York, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 518-462-5526 ext. 238
Ohio
Kristy Meyer, Ohio Environmental Council, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (614) 487-5842
Wisconsin
Ezra Meyer, Clean Wisconsin, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 608-843-3972
Jodi Habush Sinykin, Midwest Environmental Advocates, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 414-507-0004
Jennifer Bolger Breceda, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 414-430-6446
Denny Canneff, River Alliance of Wisconsin, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 608-257-2424 x 115
Laurie Longtine, Waukesha County Environmental Action League, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 262-894-8443
Peter McAvoy, Wisconsin Compact Implementation Coalition, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (414) 426-0084
George Meyer, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 608-516-5545

 
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