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
Waukesha County, Republican pols tried and failed to kill it.
The Calatrava Addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum
Sunset on the lakefront, summer 2018
Milwaukee River empties into Lake Michigan
On the Downtown Riverwalk, looking to the Hoan Bridge
Wisconsin wind farm, east of Waupun
86 turbines overcame Walker's blockade
Skylight illumination in Milwaukee City Hall
The historic 19th-century building has stone floors, copper decoration, and iron work by the famous artisan Cyril Kolnic. Stop in and walk around.
What water, wetland protection is all about
"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.
Lake Michigan in winter
James Rowen's Bio
James Rowen is an independent writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as the senior Mayoral staffer in Madison and Milwaukee and for newspapers in both cities. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007.