With science taking a back to seat in Wisconsin environmental management at Scott Walker's "chamber of commerce mentality" DNR, it's important to help drive policy-making towards genuine stewardship and public purposes when the opportunities arise.
A recent mega-dairy expansion opposed by the public interest attorneys at Midwest Environmental Advocates was one such example, and MEA is again taking the lead this week by challenging a permit to open yet another frac sand mine in Trempeleau County.
The hearing begins Tuesday in Madison. Here is the official hearing notice.
Parking is available on the street and in the back of the building. Use the stairs or elevator to go to the lower level and find signs for the Tremplo Room in the back hallway. The Tremplo Room has free wi-fi, but cell phone reception will be little to none.