A top environmental attorney representing the Bad River Band of Chippewa in the debate over a proposed iron ore mine helped lead the Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District during a time when it pumped billions of gallons of raw sewage into Lake Michigan. Dennis Grzezinski, the senior staff attorney for Midwest Environmental Advocates, has testified against the proposed mine and has worked closely with the tribe on public relations and lobbying matters on the mine issue. For 18 years, Grzezinski was a Commissioner for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District (MMSD), and for four years he was the chairman of the Commission.

During the four years that Grzezinski was chairman of the MMSD Commission, 1991, 1992, 2003, and 2004, the MMSD pumped 17.56 billion gallons of raw sewage into Lake Michigan, one of the two Great Lakes that border Wisconsin. Those figures come from the MMSD’s own data available on their website.

MMSD has come under strong criticism for habitually flushing billions of gallons of raw waste sewage into Lake Michigan. Various Milwaukee leaders have pledged to solve the problem, but under Grzezinski’s leadership the Commission appears to have seen some of its highest levels of sewage release.

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