Waukesha County, Republican pols failed to kill it.
The Calatrava Addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum
Sunset on the lakefront, summer 2018
Milwaukee River empties into Lake Michigan
Wisconsin wind farm, east of Waupun
86 turbines overcame Walker's blockade
Skylight illumination in Milwaukee City Hall
The historic 19th-century building has stone floors, copper decoration, and iron work by the famous artisan Cyril Kolnic. Stop in and walk around.
What water, wetland protection is all about
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
Lake Michigan in winter
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James Rowen is an independent writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as the senior Mayoral staffer in Madison and Milwaukee and for newspapers in both cities. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007.
Good project, but not a good location in my opinion. I would much rather see solar panels on one of dozens of MATC roofs instead of taking up what COULD be a large open space/recreational area along the Milwaukee River. In the City's NE Side Comprehensive Plan, this area was envisioned as a potential recreational area that could still cap the toxins on site, but provide a nice open space along the river. My two cents.
I agree with the River keeper. We should keep what is possibly green- green...for grass,trees, insects, animals that provide the base of our food cycle (let's don't forget the important role of photosynthesis in cleaner air, cleaner water, and biodiversity that existed). We also can use such greens for recreational purposes and a relationship with nature. We have sq. miles of buildings that can support solar panels and solar thermal and use the renewable energy on the spot.
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