Great Lakes Water Committee On Life Support

A special state legislative study committee that is supposed to write a Wisconsin bill to adopt a Great Lakes management and conservation agreement hasn't met since December.

Though its work has been stalled by business interests in fast-sprawling Waukesha County, where developers want easy access to Lake Michigan water, the committee chair sought another six months from Legislative leaders to draft the Wisconsin bill.

He got three months, and the odds are slim that he can pull it off.

Details, background and consequences for the state.


June 13, 2007 - 11:16pm