Sunday, November 3, 2019

Vos, Fitzgerald go to bat for 'existing and expanding CAFO operations'

As Wisconsin's GOP legislature goes to war with the Evers administration over long-overdue ag manure-control rules, let's have a records check.
Manure runs onto Kewaunee County. Could easily be in the Central Sands counties, or to the west.
As an addendum to posts on this blog about GOP objections to WI livestock siting rules which have stalled and appear to have cost Gov. Evers his Ag department secretary nominee, I want to add some relevant correspondence, below.

It's a letter signed by WI GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and WI GOP Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald.

It makes clear they are attacking the proposed rules, Ag Secretary-nominee Brad Pfaff and, by implication, Gov. Evers on behalf of industrial scale feeding operations known as CAFOs - - a special interest with a history of air and water pollution - - consequences which, coincidentally, will be aired at hearings next week.

Remember that major ag special interests, regardless of what runs off on to the land and into the water, have enjoyed special relationships with Walker, the DNR, and legislators (see the hand-delivered marching orders they received, here), and it appears that Evers is being steamrolled, regardless of the 2018 election.

Read the letter - quoted here - for yourself:

1 comment:

Andi Rich said...

Why is it so impossible to get some people in office to represent the people who elected them!?!?