Organizations are gearing up to fight the "Pollution Over People" bill - - Scott Walker's plan to rollback 224 years of public access to Wisconsin waters.
Said the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation in a Sunday statement:
“Whether you are a hunter, angler or trapper, Wisconsin’s lakes and streams are critically important habitat for the fish and wildlife that are the backbone for hunting, fishing and trapping in Wisconsin,” stated Chuck Matyska (Cecil), President of the Federation. “Allowing these lakes and streams to be damaged is contrary to the interest of every sportsman and woman in this state.”
“The Legislature is working hard to increase the recruitment and retention of young hunters, anglers and trappers in Wisconsin, but without quality fish and wildlife habitat, the important heritage of hunting, fishing and trapping will be lost forever,” indicated Betty Borchert, Chair of the Federation’s Environment Committee. “Ultimately, the loss of this habitat will hurt the economy and in fact cost Wisconsin jobs.The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is hosting a briefing for media Tuesday on the bill prior to a quickly-scheduled Legislative hearing in Madison on the plan:
When: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: , 300 SE
Anne Sayers, Program Director,And the River Alliance of Wisconsin makes the case, below: League of Conservation Voters Institute, , cell,
Bottom line: These groups have it right.
This one, wrong.