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Michigan leaders oppose Wisconsin town's Great Lakes diversion request
Petoskey News-Review (2/10)
Concern about the public water supply in a Wisconsin town has community leaders there asking for access to Great Lakes water in a move Michigan officials are opposing.

COMMENTARY: Waukesha request for Great Lakes water isn't out of bounds
MLive (2/9)
The city of Waukesha, Wis., has applied to borrow water from Lake Michigan under the Great Lakes Compact, and the application meets the compact's criteria. Rejecting the application would undercut the compact's effectiveness.

Obama seeks 18% hike in water infrastructure spending
The Detroit News (2/9)
President Barack Obama wants to boost federal spending next year for a state drinking water infrastructure fund by $157 million, an 18 percent increase over last year, to assist with projects in communities affected by water contamination such as Flint, Mich.

Great Lakes Water Authority wants to keep Flint on Detroit water
MLive (2/8)
Flint, Mich., has been back on Detroit water since October 2015, and the Great Lakes Water Authority wants to keep it that way.

Minnesota DNR to host listening session on Lake Michigan water diversion proposal
Brainerd Dispatch (2/8)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host an open house and listening session about the Waukesha, Wis., proposal to divert water from Lake Michigan.

Could it happen here?
Petoskey News-Review (2/5)
An ample supply of water that is safe for consumption, much like other everyday essential commodities such as electricity, is something most people take for granted until it's not available.


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