Wisconsin Senate Approves Great Lakes Compact

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle thanked the state Senate for approving the Great Lakes Compact on a strong 26-6 bipartisan vote and urged the Assembly to pass the compact, which is supported by municipalities and businesses across the state.

"After two years of work in Wisconsin, we are ready to pass this historic Great Lakes Compact that will protect our state's greatest natural resource," Doyle said. "I applaud the Senate and the broad coalition of those who support the compact. It is essential to pass the compact both to ensure that our water use is sustainable and that cities such as Waukesha can meet their needs."

The Wisconsin Paper Council and other businesses are endorsing the Great Lakes Compact, as are Waukesha and municipalities across the state. The compact has been signed into law in Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois.

News reports say, however that Wisconsin's Republican-led Assembly may try to amend the compact. Such action would require that the compact be sent back to states that have already approved the current version.

Download Center

  • Your Guide to Environmental Metrics that Drive Performance

    Translating sustainability into action starts with implementing the right metrics to assess your environmental risk and performance. Learn how to design metrics that improve your decision-making process and drive enterprise performance.

  • Unpacking ESG: 6 Questions You Were Too Afraid to Ask

    Environmental and Sustainability experts from Arcadis and Cority answer 6 of the most pressing questions EHS professionals have about getting started with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting.

  • 5 Keys to Best-in-Class Chemical Management

    Running a safe chemical program is challenging and complex: from knowing what's on-site to proper handling and disposal - all while navigating regulatory changes. Learn the best ways to mitigate chemical risk, get the most value out of your data, and gain buy-in for a chemical management solution.

  • Streamline Your Air Emissions Management

    See how consolidating all your emissions management functions into one centralized system can help you streamline your operations, more easily maintain compliance, and achieve greater time and cost savings.

  • A Crash Course in Creating the Right Environmental Scoring System

    Learn how to develop the right environmental scoring system so you can easily benchmark performance across all your facilities and gain a holistic view of your environmental programs.

  • Industry Safe