The Journal Sentinel editorially says "Too much politics imposed on Wisconsin DNR."
Let's further connect the dots. The DNR's politicized dismissal of science and neutrality - - obvious during the mining debate - - began with Scott Walker's installing the overtly-partisan homebuilder Cathy Stepp at the helm:
“I wanted someone with a chamber-of-commerce mentality,” [Scott] Walker said.In 2011, the paper cut DNR management a lot of slack, but enough was enough, I said in 2012:
A year ago, the Journal Sentinel suggested that Scott Walker's plan to 'streamline' and remake the DNR deserved the benefit of the doubt.
I disagreed. Because that's not the way Walker and his corporate crowd rolls.
Gov. Scott Walker's plan to streamline the state Department of Natural Resources is a good idea - as long as it doesn't weaken environmental protections.