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Great Lakes Leaders Approve Waukesha Water Diversion
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Great Lakes Leaders Approve Waukesha Water Diversion

Wisconsin environmental groups' concerns remain; modified diversion plan will require vigilance

Groups Ask Wisconsin to Clarify its Authority to Regulate a Waukesha Diversion
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Groups Ask Wisconsin to Clarify its Authority to Regulate a Waukesha Diversion

An opinion by the Wisconsin Attorney General casts doubt on the state’s authority to manage, regulate, and enforce conditions the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Compact Council may require when approving a diversion.

Groups React to Recommendation on Precedent-Setting Great Lakes Water Diversion Request
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Groups React to Recommendation on Precedent-Setting Great Lakes Water Diversion Request

The Declaration of Findings include conditions added by the Great Lakes Governors and Premiers that will modify the diversion request.

Groups React as States and Provinces Commit to Reconvene in May to Continue Debate on Precedent-Setting Great Lakes Water Diversion
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Groups React as States and Provinces Commit to Reconvene in May to Continue Debate on Precedent-Setting Great Lakes Water Diversion

It is critical that any diversion proposal meet the rigorous requirements of the Compact which were developed to safeguard the Great Lakes.

Public Overwhelmingly Opposed To Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Diversion Proposal
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Public Overwhelmingly Opposed To Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Diversion Proposal

99% of more than 11,200 comments indicate opposition or serious concern regarding City of Waukesha's proposed Great Lakes diversion

New Information Confirms Great Lakes Water Unnecessary for Waukesha
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New Information Confirms Great Lakes Water Unnecessary for Waukesha

Updated report reaffirms sustainable alternative to Great Lakes water

Waukesha water diversion application will set precedent for adherence to Great Lakes Compact
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Waukesha water diversion application will set precedent for adherence to Great Lakes Compact

Eight Great Lakes governors and two Canadian premiers ask Great Lakes citizens to chime in

Waukesha Diversion Application to Move On to Regional Review
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Waukesha Diversion Application to Move On to Regional Review

DNR says Waukesha's application approvable despite requests from across the Great Lakes region to deny it

Public Opposed to Waukesha’s Lake Michigan Diversion
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Public Opposed to Waukesha’s Lake Michigan Diversion

96% of Written Comments in Opposition to Waukesha’s Proposal

Legal and Technical Experts Tell DNR Waukesha’s Application Does Not Comply with Great Lakes Compact
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Legal and Technical Experts Tell DNR Waukesha’s Application Does Not Comply with Great Lakes Compact

Public largely opposed to application at all three public hearings

A Great Lakes Diversion Is Not Necessary for Waukesha
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A Great Lakes Diversion Is Not Necessary for Waukesha

Non-Diversion Solution is the better-researched, safer alternative

DNR Public Hearings on Waukesha Water Diversion
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DNR Public Hearings on Waukesha Water Diversion

The DNR will hold three public hearings next week to gather public input on the City of Waukesha’s application to take water from Lake Michigan.

Coalition Contends Waukesha Diversion Proposal Falls Short of Meeting Great Lakes Compact
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Coalition Contends Waukesha Diversion Proposal Falls Short of Meeting Great Lakes Compact

A coalition of Wisconsin conservation and environmental organizations, contends that the City of Waukesha’s plan to divert an average of 10.1 million gallons daily from Lake Michigan does not meet the standards of the Compact

Waukesha Diversion Proposal Demands Scrutiny
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Waukesha Diversion Proposal Demands Scrutiny

As Complete Details Emerge, Interested Parties Must Evaluate Whether It Meets Wisconsin and Great Lakes Compact Requirements

Waukesha’s Proposed Water Diversion is Vastly Different from Its 2011 Application
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Waukesha’s Proposed Water Diversion is Vastly Different from Its 2011 Application

The Public Deserves Comprehensible Document, New Hearings and Time to Review