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COMMENTARY: In court, the battle for Lake Michigan rages on
The Detroit News (8/26)
In Illinois, the decision on Waukesha’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan will set a precedent that either upholds the protections set by the Great Lakes Compact, or allows many other out-of-basin diversions of Great Lakes water.

Waukesha plan for Lake Michigan water raises worries
The New York Times (8/25)
Waukesha has run smack into a landmark 2008 compact that prohibits large amounts of water from the five Great Lakes from being pumped, trucked, shipped or otherwise moved beyond the system’s natural basin without approval from the governors of each of the eight states that touch a lake.

Public hearing set on Waukesha’s attempt to get Lake Michigan water
The Racine Journal Times (8/16)
The request by Waukesha, Wis., to obtain Lake Michigan water will be the focus of public hearings this week. The meetings are part of a long process Waukesha must complete to acquire water from Lake Michigan.

COMMENTARY: Science, cost don't support Great Lakes diversion plan
Green Bay Press Gazette (8/11)
It's time to hold Waukesha accountable for providing safe and clean water to its residents in a way that is respectful of its own residents, the Great Lakes Compact, and the Great Lakes region, says the executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.

Economic impact of the Great Lakes grows as long droughts increase
WKSU - Kent, OH (8/11)
As the Southwestern U.S. struggles with persistent drought, the Great Lakes region is protecting its supply of fresh water -- about a fifth of all the fresh water in the world. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports on the resource’s changing social and economic influence.

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State/Provincial Water Use Data Contacts

Illinois

Mr. Jim Casey
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Office of Water Resources
Chicago, Illinois
Tel: 312-793-5947
Fax: 312-793-5968
E-mail: james.casey@illinois.gov

Indiana

Ms. Allison Mann
Division of Water
Indiana DNR
402 W. Washington
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Tel: 317-234-1101
Email: almann@dnr.in.gov

Michigan

Mr. Andrew LeBaron
Environmental Quality Analyst
Water Use Program
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30273
Constitution Hall, 2 North
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7773
Tel: 517-241-1435
E-mail: lebarona@michigan.gov

Minnesota

Sean Hunt, Hydrologist
DNR Ecological & Water Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
Tel: 651-259-5679
E-mail: sean.hunt@dnr.state.mn.us

New York

Mr. Rich Kruzansky
New York Department of Environmental
Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207
Tel: 518-402-8182
E-mail: rhkruzan@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ohio

Mr. Mike Hallfrisch, P.E.
Water Planning Program Manager , Division of Water
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
2045 Morse Road, Building E-3
Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693
Tel: 614-265-6745
Fax: 614-447-9503
E-mail: mike.hallfrisch@dnr.state.oh.us

Ontario

Mr. Jonathan Staples
Policy and Program Advisor, Water Resources
Water Resources Section, Lands and Waters
Branch
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
300 Water Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 8M5
Tel: 705-755-1219
Fax: 705-755-1267
E-mail: jonathan.staples@ontario.ca
Canada


Pennsylvania

Mr. Dave Jostenski
Chief, Water Use Assessment Section
PA Department of Environmental Protection
Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania 17105
Tel: 717-772-5659
E-mail: djostenski@state.pa.us

Quebec

Mr. Marc-Olivier Bedard
Tel. 418 521-3885 poste 7067
E-mail: marc-olivier.bedard@mddefp.gouv.qc.ca

Wisconsin

Ms. Shaili Pfeiffer
Great Lakes Senior Scientist
Office of the Great Lakes
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
101 South Webster
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Tel: 608-267-7630
Fax: 608-267-7664
E-mail: shaili.pfeiffer@dnr.state.wi.us

Great Lakes Commission

Mrs. Becky Pearson
Project Manager
Great Lakes Commission
Eisenhower Corporate Park
2805 South Industrial Hwy., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-6791
Tel: 734-971-9135
Fax: 734-971-9150
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