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Statement on DNR approval of Racine water diversion

"This proposed diversion does not meet the letter or spirit of the Great Lakes Compact," said Ezra Meyer, Water Resources Specialist.

By - Apr 25th, 2018 03:52 pm

MADISON, WIClean Wisconsin issued the following statement on the Department of Natural Resources’ approval of Racine’s proposed diversion of Lake Michigan water:

“We’re reviewing the DNR’s decision and weighing our options in coordination with our coalition partners,” said Ezra Meyer, Water Resources Specialist. “This proposed diversion does not meet the letter or spirit of the Great Lakes Compact. Racine’s application is clear in stating that none of the diverted water from Lake Michigan would be used for public purposes, as required by the Compact and state law.”

On behalf of its more than 30,000 members, supporters and its coalition partners, Clean Wisconsin protects and preserves Wisconsin’s clean air, water and natural heritage.

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