|"There are approximately 160,000 public drinking water systems |
in the United States, (DHS)." In Michigan and Wisconsin,
clean water is under siege by Republican governors as desperate
citizens look to the federal government for relief and protection.
The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources
Compact of 2008 offers protection of the Great Lakes water.
Clean water activists are advising citizens to contact Gov. Mark Dayton (D-Minnesota) by March 3, 2016, (and the governors of the below states), to register objection to the Waukesha application for diversion of water from Lake Michigan. The Minnesota DNR is holding a listening session on March 3 in Duluth.
Clean water activists say the need to protect the waters of the Great Lakes from the dangerously deranged policies on water accelerated by Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) and Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Michigan) has taken on an increased urgency in light of the water poisoning and depletion policies exemplified by Walker and Snyder.
Waukesha needs the support of all the governors of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, under the terms of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.
The diversion of water from Lake Michigan to Waukesha would set a dangerous precedent that the Great Lakes water is for sale and available for any use by reckless cities such as Waukesha. The diversion would also send the message that genuinely sociopathic policies on water employed by Govs. Scott Walker and Rick Snyder are acceptable.
The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact of 2008 was enacted to protect fresh water from the policies employed by Walker, Snyder and corporate America seeking to privatize and pollute fresh water.