Meeting addresses water diversion

Petoskey News, April 22, 2016
Author: Mark Johnson

Many environmentalists and public citizens have opposed the request for varying reasons, with some saying it does not meet the standards of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.

“We are hoping the Great Lakes governors will see the application put forth doesn’t meet the standards of the compact and the Great Lakes community,” said Jennifer McKay, policy specialist for the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. “Whether it’s cities, individuals or conservation organizations, we are looking to uphold the compact and continue those protections.”