Mason hits the road opposing Waukesha water proposal

The Journal Times, April 21, 2016
Author: Mark Schaaf

Mason, who has already traveled to Minnesota to discuss Waukesha’s proposal, says he’s been pleasantly surprised at the response so far. He hasn’t needed to persuade anyone why a city in Wisconsin requesting Great Lakes water matters to someone in, say, New York.

“I’ve been very pleased how many people from different jurisdictions are here to make sure we get this right,” said Mason, who is also chairman of the Great Lakes Legislative Council, which includes legislators from all Great Lakes states and provinces.

So far, the loudest opposition to the proposal has come from Minnesota, he said. Waukesha’s request needs unanimous approval, meaning every state has veto power.