Mar 17, 2008

Hope for Water Protection Compact in Wisconsin"

If state legislators can find a way to agree on a version of the proposed Great Lakes Compact, Gov. Jim Doyle has indicated he will call a special session to allow for action on the plan.

"The governor plans to keep pushing legislators to take it up, " said Carla Vigue, a spokeswoman for Doyle. "He would call a special session if there is some indication that legislators would actually bring it to a vote on the floor. "

There is no way to change the one-state veto without killing the compact -- and the one-state veto exists under current federal law. So any compromise is either window dressing or will fatally undermine Wisconsin hopes to divert water.

Read more at "hope for compact in Wisconsin" From David Dempsey.