Clean Wisconsin applauds Great Lakes Governors & Premiers for uniting to protect drinking water, tackle invasive species

, By Clean Wisconsin

Clean Wisconsin is praising the Great Lakes Governors & Premiers for detailing regional actions to protect drinking water from PFAS and lead in communities across the Great Lakes Basin and to address the threat of invasive species around the Great Lakes. These actions were announced at their annual Leadership Summit in Milwaukee on Friday.

Mark Redsten, Clean Wisconsin’s President & CEO, made the following statement:

“We applaud the Great Lakes Governors and Premiers for their commitment to address PFAS and lead pollution in drinking water and to protect the Great Lakes from invasive species. The Great Lakes are the crown jewel of North America, supporting communities, businesses, and our way of life in the region. Every day, 40 million people rely on the Great Lakes for their drinking water. Today’s showing of unity to protect Great Lakes communities from drinking water pollution and invasive species demonstrates the kind of leadership we need to sustain this important resource for future generations.

“This united effort is a testament to Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ commitment to lead the region in protecting our Great Lakes by recognizing that environmental protection and economic development go hand in hand. Gov. Evers has been a champion for clean water in Wisconsin, and his leadership is moving the region into an era of strong protections for the Great Lakes and the communities that depend on them every day.”