Statement on DNR approval of Racine water diversion

, By Jon Drewsen

Clean Wisconsin issued the following statement on the Department of Natural Resources’ approval of Racine’s proposed diversion of Lake Michigan water:

“We’re reviewing the DNR’s decision and weighing our options in coordination with our coalition partners,” said Ezra Meyer, Water Resources Specialist. “This proposed diversion does not meet the letter or spirit of the Great Lakes Compact. Racine’s application is clear in stating that none of the diverted water from Lake Michigan would be used for public purposes, as required by the Compact and state law.”