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Milwaukee willing to revisit Waukesha water sale, but it's likely too late
Milwaukee Business Journal (5/24)
In Wisconsin, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett remains open to a conversation about selling Lake Michigan water to Waukesha, but Waukesha’s pending water deal with Oak Creek quashes the potential for any talks right now.
EDITORIAL: Clean water: Chicago takes a leap
Chicago Tribune (5/24)
If the new Stickney Water Reclamation Plant near Chicago, Ill., performs as expected, the Chicago water district could build other plants to spread the cleaning and recycling across the region.
COMMENTARY: Great Lakes compact works even if Waukesha gets water
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/21)
Even if the Waukesha, Wis., diversion is approved, we should regard it as a demonstration that the Great Lakes compact works. Its function is not to ban diversions but to build a robust institution of transboundary governance protecting a common resource.
Congresswomen want Great Lakes water diversion blocked
Detroit Free Press (5/19)
Two Michigan congresswomen wrote Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday asking him to vote to deny a Wisconsin city’s request to divert 8 million gallons of drinking water a day.
COMMENTARY: Waukesha water diversion: Take all the time needed to weigh revised plan
Star Tribune (5/17)
Like the Great Lakes themselves, the Great Lakes Compact is worth protecting. Let’s do it right, and not rush to judgment on something this important.
EDITORIAL: Does Waukesha have a choice?
Duluth News Tribune (5/16)
The editorial board argues that a reduction in the amount of water Waukesha, Wisc., could divert from Lake Michigan may prove to be a good compromise on the issue.