Paul Kent, Partner at Stafford Rosenbaum, helped successfully represent Waukesha after the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, representing mayors of Great Lakes cities in the United States and Canada, filed an administrative appeal challenging a water diversion approval decision made earlier last year.

On Thursday, April 20th, representatives of the eight Great Lakes states unanimously re-affirmed their approval of a Waukesha water diversion. The eight states in June 2016unanimously agreedthat Waukesha's plan to divert lake water to the city, when coupled with environmental safeguards and other conditions imposed by the states, would comply with a 2008federal law known as the Great Lakes protection compact. A bi-national group of cities request to to reconsider approval was denied.

Paul Kent's practice focuses on environmental regulatory matters with a particular emphasis on water issues. He represents municipalities on wastewater, stormwater, water supply, mining, energy and other environmental issues. He also represents individuals and businesses on land use and development matters including developments in and around shorelands, wetlands, and navigable waters. He has served on over a dozen DNR advisory committees on water policy issues and has been involved in developing environmental legislation. He has argued appeals before the Wisconsin and United States Supreme Courts.

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