Monday, July 07, 2008

Bottled water protestors are the enemy

Jim Rowen makes it clear who are the enemies of Great Lakes water for Waukesha.

According to the Compact, an out-of-basin community like Waukesha seeking a Great Lakes water diversion must receive approval from all the Great Lakes states.

* Activists in one or more states will push for tougher restrictions, or an outright ban, on bottled water exports, thus closing off an egregious loophole in the Compact.

Since the bottled water industry is powerful in Michigan, there could be retaliation from Michigan in the form of a diversion application denial if the applying community is in a state that moves against water bottling.

With that understanding, those against bottled water are also the enemy of water for Waukesha. No wonder Mayor Nelson offers bottled water to his guests.

Pass the Dasani, please.