Despite Growing Use Of Groundwater, WI Wants De-Regulation
You'd think growing use of state groundwater would push officials to look at conservation strategies, but, as you know, state legislators want to make it easier for big users to use even more.
Without local controls.
Though with ALEC-inspiration.
Good Citizen Action podcast, discussion, linked here.
In Texas, where use of groundwater was deregulated, fracking companies used all the water.
Really. ALL the water. so now the towns that used the same water sources, have no water for living.
Of course, the corporations have no liability and don't care.
Yeah, de-regulation works just great.
This Tuesday: http://www.nelson.wisc.edu/events/community-environmental-forum/index.php
OCTOBER 29: WISCONSIN'S GROUNDWATER POLICIES AND IRRIGATION
5:30 - 7:00 PM, 1106 Mechanical Engineering
This session will examine policies, laws and regulations that govern high-capacity groundwater wells in Wisconsin.
Bill Bland, Professor of Soil Science, Environmental Studies and Agroecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (MODERATOR)
Eric Ebersberger, Water Use Section Chief In the Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Angela James, Senior Counsel, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Elizabeth Wheeler, Staff Attorney, Clean Wisconsin
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