George Meyer was Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources
during the Tommy Thompson administration, and now serves as Executive
Director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation - - a broad-based group representing hungers, anglers and others.
After testifying earlier this week before a State Senate panel on mining legislation, Meyer posted this comment Friday on his Facebook page, which I reproduce below with his permission:
The Journal Sentinel article which he references is here.Bob Seitz, a lobbyist for Gogebic, took a dim view of the committee's work, noting it isn't legislation but "a page and half of talking points." He said the Democrats failed to address issues on water quality, wetlands and groundwater standards that Gogebic wants changed. Democrats and conservationists see those issues as rollbacks of environmental protections.