Friday, October 28th, 2016

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 08/25/2016 Pag.A06 Opinion Great Lakes Cities Initiative all wet Should worry about Chicago instead The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative is all wet. The organization is asking the Great Lakes governors to reconsider their unanimous decision to approve the city of Waukesha’s application for a diversion of Lake Michigan water. […]

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 25 February 2016 Page A06 Opinion Water most important issue last 10 years Tuesday was my tenth anniversary of officially writing a column for the Waukesha Freeman. The Lovely Doreen from Waukesha and I had pizza. I would have shared but it was Tuesday and you’re reading this Thursday, so no pizza for […]

I’m sure it’s just an amazing coincidence that the critics of Waukesha’s application for a diversion of Great Lakes water are all suffering from a form of hysterical convenient political amnesia. Over at the MacIver Institute, I wrote about how State Rep Cory Mason and his environmentalist friends must have forgotten they helped draft the […]

WTMJ’s Charlie Sykes discussed the Waukesha and Milwaukee water issues today and read from my MacIver Institute column on that subject. You can listen to the podcast online or download the podcast. Sykes begins the discussion at 8:25 into the broadcast recording. The point Sykes emphasized was that eventually the city of Milwaukee is probably […]

Waukesha Freeman 1/4/16 Page A6 Opinion Much said, little resolved on diversion issue MU poll did poor job of asking questions the right way There is good news and bad news in last week’s Marquette Law School Poll about the city of Waukesha’s quest for a diversion of Lake Michigan water. The good news is […]

The city of Milwaukee, like many communities, has a lead pipe problem. However, the city of Milwaukee is also telling the Public Service Commission that the lead pipe problem is a matter of state concern and they’re stopping the removal of the lead pipes. At the MacIver Institute, I explain how Milwaukee is trying to […]

Over at the MacIver Institute, another look at the city of Waukesha’s quest for an alternative water supply. The city recently annexed property purchased with the intent of digging more shallow wells if the application for a diversion of Lake Michigan water under the Great Lakes Compact is not approved. That giant sucking sound you […]

The city of Waukesha is applying for a diversion of Lake Michigan water, using a provision put into the Great Lakes Compact, to provide a safe and environmentally sustainable source of water for the city’s future. With the science against them, opponents of Waukesha’s water application have turned to using the race card. Over at the […]

Waukesha Freeman Page 5A Opinion 8/20/2015 All wet Claims of diversion opponents don’t hold water I’m amazed by the “say anything” position taken by environmental groups against the city of Waukesha’s application to divert Lake Michigan water for our use. Listening to them, you would think Waukesha was coming like a thief in the night […]

Six local state legislators co-authored a letter to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in support of Waukesha’s application to use (and return) water from Lake Michigan. They are State Representatives Adam Neylon, Scott Allen, Jessie Rodriguez, and Ken Skowronski; and State Senators Chris Kapenga and Mary Lazich. The legislators also point out what is […]