I wrote this piece for the Journal Sentinel (it got trimmed for length - - it was too long) - - so I will post the full original later: That iteration will include URL links the hard-copy paper can't use, too:
GOP policies putting Wisconsin's waters at risk
Is there a trend in Wisconsin away from smart water policy?
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 of water may be eaten away until it may no longer exist.
The wisdom of the policy which, in the organic laws of our state, steadfastly and carefully preserved to the people the full and free use of public waters, cannot be questioned. Nor should it be limited or curtailed by narrow constructions.