Sunday, April 2, 2017

WI could OK giant hog feedlot near WI-touted bay, bird sanctuary

Hold your nose with one hand and raise the other if you see any contradiction between these official State of Wisconsin activities:

a) The ongoing permit application review by Gov. Scott Walker's 'chamber of commerce mentality' Department of Natural Resources for a 26,000-hog farm and manure production operation near Chequamegon Bay and Lake Superior:

A proposed hog "megafarm" in northern Wisconsin is raising concerns among some residents that millions of gallons of pig manure will eventually wash off the land and pollute Lake Superior.
An Iowa business plans to produce thousands of pigs annually a few miles from Ashland and the shore of Chequamegon Bay... 
The Bayfield County farm, which the owners are calling Badgerwood, also would become the largest concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO, in far northern Wisconsin, according to state officials.
There are currently no such operations in the Lake Superior basin...




b)  This invitation by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism:

CHEQUAMEGON BAY BIRDING & NATURE FESTIVAL



May 18, 2017 - May 20, 2017


c) And this promotion by same Wisconsin Department of Tourism of the same destination, which would have a hard time selling that if 26,000 hogs every six month and their manure by the tens of millions of gallons repetitively moved in and out of the area:

CHEQUAMEGON BAY
Located on the south shore of Lake Superior near Ashland, Chequamegon Bay's varied habitat is home to waterfowl, warblers and shorebirds in spring; snowy owls and bohemian waxwings in winter. The Chequamegon Bay area is among the best birding destinations in the Midwest, with a wide variety of habitats hosting nearly 300 bird species. Abundant public lands and extraordinary natural beauty provide visitors with unparalleled nature watching opportunities in this exceptional area of northern Wisconsin. 

1 comment:

Scott Pitta said...

I suggest citizens appeal directly to the NRB. Or send them a email.