Water Wars in the News

State Quietly Increased Pleasant Prairie Water Diversion Limits In 2010
9/18/2018 | Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin approved massive water diversion for Pleasant Prairie without public notification
9/18/2018 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Before Foxconn got access to millions of gallons of Lake Michigan water, Wisconsin quietly gave small village even more
9/18/208 | Chicago Tribune

Can the Great Lakes Continue to Fend Off an Increasingly Thirsty World?
8/16/2018 | ensia

As Trump Touts Foxconn Plant, Concerns About Water Use Linger
6/28/2018 | Great Lakes Today

Foxconn Wants to Divert 5.8 million gallons of Lake Michigan Water a Day. Is that Legal?
6/28/2018 | Michigan Public Radio’s Stateside Program

Opponents File Legal Challenge to Racine’s Bid to Use Water from Lake Michigan for Foxconn”
5/25/2018 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Battles that Shaped Great Lakes Water Politics
4/24/2018 | WisContext, Wisconsin Public Television

Does Foxconn’s Need for Lake Michigan Water Meet the Test of the Great Lakes Compact?
4/16/2018 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

DNR approves diverting Lake Michigan water for Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant
3/14/2018 | The John Williams Show WGN Radio

Foxconn finds way to stick 7 million-gallon straw into Lake Michigan
3/7/2018 | Chicago Tribune

What did we learn from 2017’s floods in Quebec and Ontario? Inside the politics of water
1/5/2018 | Toronto Globe & Mail

Pressure Mounts for Release of Federal Report after Discovery of Asian Carp
7/15/2017 | PBS NewsHour online

Asian Carp Discovered Close to Lake Michigan as Trump Pushes Budget Cuts
6/23/2017 | Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes Funding Under the Trump Budget
6/22/2017 | Wisconsin Public Radio “Central Time” program

Lake Superior Is Our Most Overlooked Playground
6/1/2017 | Outside Magazine

Great Lakes States Uphold Approval of Waukesha Water Diversion Plan
4/21/2017 | Wisconsin Public Radio “Central Time” program

Waukesha Water Diversion Plan Clears Major Hurdle
4/21/2017 | Michigan Radio

Great Lakes Mayors Ask for Reversal of Waukesha Water Diversion Proposal
3/22/2017 | Wisconsin Public Radio “Central Time” program

Trump’s proposed budget would gut Great Lakes cleanup, a ‘game-changer’ for the region
3/19/2017 | PBS NewsHour online

Wisconsin City at Forefront of ‘Water Wars’
1/16/2017 | The Toledo Blade

Northland College Tackles Great Lakes Restoration Future
9/27/2016 | Duluth News Tribune

Annin Says Waukesha Water Agreement a Historic Deal
6/27/2016 | Ashland Daily Press

Wisconsin City Wins Bid for Lake Michigan Water
6/22/2016 | Chicago Tribune

Waukesha Puts Great Lakes Compact to the Test
6/21/2016 | Politico

Great Lakes Officials Scale Back Waukesha Water Diversion Plan
4/24/2016 | Michigan Public Radio

Minnesotans Overwhelmingly Speak Out Against Waukesha Diversion Plan
3/4/2016 | Wisconsin Public Radio

Plan to Pipe Great Lakes Water Draws Fire
2/28/2016 | Duluth News Tribune

Waukesha, Wisconsin has a contaminated groundwater supply and wants to take water from Lake Michigan, but it’s not that easy
2/9/2016 | Michigan Public Radio’s Stateside Program

Great Lakes Governors to Decide Waukesha Water Proposal
1/20/2016 | Interlochen Public Radio

Who’s Waiting in Line Behind Waukesha to Divert Water From the Great Lakes?
12/17/2015 | MinnPost

Wisconsin City Wants to Pump Its Drinking Water from Lake Michigan
12/16/2015 | Michigan Public Radio

In Waukesha’s Bid to Tap Great Lakes, An Expert Separates Wheat from Chaff
12/16/2015 | MinnPost

Waukesha Plan to Receive Lake Michigan Water Advances
12/9/2015 | Milwukee Public Radio

Bottling Plan for Water from Lake Superior Basin Shelved
9/15/2015 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

How Waukesha, Wis. Could Change the Way We Use Great Lakes Water
9/8/2015 | Minnesota Public Radio

Waukesha Plan for Lake Michigan Water Raises Worries
8/25/2015 | The New York Times

Public Speaks Out on Waukesha’s Proposal to Tap into Lake Michigan
8/18/2015 | Wisconsin Public Radio

National journalist, research scientist to codirect new freshwater center
4/26/2015 | Duluth News Tribune

Protecting the Waters of Lake Michigan
2/4/2015 | National Public Radio’s Marketplace

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Peter Annin
Director, Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation
Northland College CMB 1200
1411 Ellis Ave
Ashland, WI 54806