The City of Waukesha’s revised plan to divert an average of 10.1 million gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan falls short of the protective standards set by the Great Lakes Compact. A coalition of Wisconsin conservation and environmental groups concerned with effective implementation of the law has formally asked the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to deny the application as written.
Milwaukee Riverkeeper and 180 groups signed a letter to the EPA applauding their collection of scientific evidence to evaluate how wetlands and headwater streams have physical, chemical, or biological linkages to downstream waters and therefore impact the integrity of our rivers, lakes, and bays. The letter urges the EPA to use this science report "Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters” as it develops a rulemaking to clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act’s coverage.
Riverkeeper, Cheryl Nenn was quoted by the Journal Sentinel about the benefits of separating steam and electricity generation when the Valley Power Plant is renovated.
Last Thursday, November 14th the Public Service Commission held a public hearing on the Valley Power Plant conversion from coal to natural gas. The Journal Sentinel wrote an overview of the differing views surrounding the conversion.