Water to Waukesha/ Chinatown comes to Wisconsin?

So the local Racine paper today 5/3/12 comes out in an editorial and said that we should be all about selling Lake Michigan water to Waukesha claiming the job thing as in all kinds of jobs would be coming and of course the cash the City/County would make selling the Water is needed for the City as Racine is well busted and quickly going to Hell. Unless something is found as a game changer we are truly fucked.
Should we jump in bed with Waukesha for some cash not knowing what may happen?
Lots of questions few answers.

Thank God as I understand it there is a lot to do before the selling happens some of the steps are:

Every State on the Great Lakes has to say Yes

As does Canada

Will that happen without some group suing to stop this? I think not.

Do we trust the City of Racine to in fact inform us on what is going on?

With this much money and the power that some group or groups may receive from this will we see a remake of Chinatown? What can we do to FORCE transparency to this? Because if its not transparent we will never know what is going on I believe.

By the forming of the Root River Council has an effort been made to Co-op groups/folks who may have put up a fight? After all if I understand the EPA Grants right the RRC will have some cash to play with. “See this shiny money”….

What will boaters outside the area think if they believe that Lake Michigan may be getting IMHO Raw Sewage as may be the case with this deal. Do we trust Waukesha to do the right thing. Can anyone be truly trusted when 10’s of Millions if not more are on the line?
Do we trust Waukesha? After all Milwaukee has dumped I think over 1 Billion gallons of Raw Sewage into Lake Michigan and no one looks too upset. Why should Waukesha not make a “mistake” that would cause more Sewage into the Lake or the Root River?

Interesting too is the word on the street that is saying that the Editorial in today’s paper was written by a P.R. firm under the direction of Racine City Hall. Might that be true?

Now I believe in the Root River as a great opportunity for the City but I sure have my fears about selling the Water. There is no need to hurry. Lets be very careful. there is the chance of so much easy money but is it worth our soul?


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