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This is the latest news from the Compact Implementation Coalition regarding Waukesha's Lake Michigan diversion application.
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Speak Up & Be Heard!

Join us for an Informational Session and the Waukesha Public hearings!
 
We need your help to tell the DNR to deny Waukesha's request for Great Lakes water!

Before the hearings on August 17 & 18, we will be having an informational meeting on the Great Lakes Compact, the Non-Diversion Solution and how you can participate during the public hearings.

Monday, Aug. 17 - Carroll University, Waukesha

3:30pm to 4:30pm - Informational Session
4:30pm to 5:30pm - Free Dinner
5:30pm - Public Hearing 

Tuesday, Aug. 18 - Zilber School of Public Health - Milwaukee

10:00am - 12:00pm - Informational Session
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Free Lunch
1:00pm - Public Hearing

RSVP HERE! More information on room location and parking to come soon! Everyone is welcome. Invite your friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

Why Attend? 

As the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem, the Great Lakes are a national treasure. The Great Lakes Compact was created to protect the Great Lakes as a vital economic and cultural resource.


Waukesha’s request to divert water outside of the Great Lakes basin is the first time the Great Lakes Compact is being put to the test in how well it will protect our Great Lakes now and in the future. 

The Great Lakes Compact bans water diversions outside of the Great Lakes basin except under extraordinary circumstances and only a LAST RESORT, never as a preferred option. A community located in a county that straddles the Great Lakes Basin, like Waukesha, may request water only if it has shown it does not have any other viable, safe and sustainable water supply.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is leading a group of environmental nonprofits called the Compact Implementation Coalition (CIC), which is working to ensure proper implementation of the Great Lakes Compact and watch-dogging the city of Waukesha’s application for a water diversion.

On July 9, 2015, the CIC released a new analysis, called the Non-Diversion Solution, that shows Waukesha does have a reasonable water supply alternative to Great Lakes water. 

The Compact Implementation Coalition believes it’s vital Wisconsin make the smart decision in refusing Waukesha’s request for water and lead our region in protecting our Great Lakes. 

Follow us on our CIC Facebook page and Twitter (@ProtectGLwater) and visit www.protectourgreatlakes.org to stay up-to-date on the latest information! 
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.
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