Monday, February 27, 2017

Trumps waters' protection rollback overlooks old WI wisdom

How arrogant, how uninformed, how dangerous are Donald Trump and his clutch of ideologues now with their grubby, greedy, selfish, oil-stained and pollution-smeared hands on the levers of power?

Consider that he is set to rollback efforts to protect wetlands from short-sighted fillings, but...

Even in Wisconsin where  right-wing environmental destroyer Scott Walker began his first term with an order and subsequent bill to allow a donor-developer to sidestep a permit review and fill a wetland, even on the webpages of his 'chamber of commerce mentality'-driven Department of Natural Resources where climate science and education materials have been scrubbed or delete the agency is still quoting a wise, 1966 State Supreme Court ruling that noted when affirming the people's rights to state waters that all the waters are interconnected, and when the chain is broken, the resource is gone forever:

 "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 State Supreme Court justices in their opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC.(2)
The impaired Little Plover River, near big ag's big well pumping

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