CALL TO ACTION! DANE CO. ZONING COMMITTEE MEETING TUESDAY, SEPT. 8 p.m. The Zoning Committee has agreed to hear 350 Madison’s petition. We’re asking the committee to pull the permit for Enbridge’s Line 61 expansion and substitute an environmental trust fund requirement for the original insurance requirement the GOP legislature nullified in July. Let’s show the committee that widespread community concern remains. Please join us! RSVP here. WHEN: Tuesday, September 8, 7:00 p.m. WHERE: City-County Bldg., Rm. 354, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison BACKGROUND: Wisconsin Gazette 8/11/15
It took years to clean up the record-setting Enbridge spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River
"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 may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
The right, suburbanites say "No light rail for Milwaukee."
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James Rowen, a writer and consultant, has worked for newspapers, and as the senior Mayoral staffer, in Madison and Milwaukee, WI. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007. Posts run also at various news sites, including The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Purple Wisconsin."