and no updates on clean air or water or big project permit reviews, groundwater pumping, pollution inspections or enforcement actions, etc.
Here's this week's list:
A forum, news and archive begun in February, 2007 about politics and the environment in Wisconsin. And elsewhere.
Posted by James Rowen at 5:34 PM
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 7hCanada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very difficult. We will not stand for this. Watch!
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The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll published Monday found that 40 percent of voters have a negative view of the Wisconsin Republican, compared with 22 percent who have a positive view.
Posted by James Rowen at 6:03 PM
Gov. Scott Walker on Monday latched onto the possibility of funneling money from the state’s main account toward highways to try to help solve Wisconsin’s road funding woes...
The general fund is made up of collections from income taxes, sales taxes and a host of other taxes and fees and is used to fund schools, the University of Wisconsin System, health care for the poor and elderly and numerous other programs.I've been warning about just this scenario:
At risk along with some major highway schedules: local street aids and transit, already underfunded, and social programs which could be raided for dollars turned into concrete.No surprise.
Posted by James Rowen at 5:22 PM
Prosecutors: Inmate's water cut off for 7 days before his death in the Milwaukee County Jail
Posted by James Rowen at 2:13 PM
Some DNR data on CAFOs stuck in 2014More later.
Posted by James Rowen at 1:53 PM
"We're going to get together and we're going to call Canada," Trump said. "And we're going to say, 'What happened?'But May 1 is getting awfully close and we see no signs that Canada has realized its mistake and wants to get back in line so our purported Great Deal maker-in-Chief can have the kind of NAFTA he wants without Canada getting in the way or receiving anything in return.
Walker in 2012 began financing a state plan to boost milk production in the state:
Walker hopes to grow Badger State milk production to 30 billion pounds annually by 2020. The effort to do that has been dubbed "30x20" and is part of the Grow Wisconsin Dairy program.
Walker unveiled his proposal in Madison on March 13. He chose the twentieth annual business conference of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) for his announcement.That plan, of course, principally which benefits his friends in Big Dairy and the environmentally-damaging/pollution-producing/ground-water-sucking/industrial-scale mega feedlots they operate.
'We don't blame you': Wisconsin farmers on Trump's blast at Canada's dairy industry
With a state-wide oversupply of milk, the dairy industry's problems go well beyond a little trade spat
Posted by James Rowen at 11:06 PM
Posted by James Rowen at 12:27 PM
Climate change censors driven by science denial and obeisance to polluters these days at the GOP-managed, Scott Walker-redefined "chamber of commerce mentality" Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are at it again.
Not content with having already stripped content and links from an agency webpage about climate change - - deletions I documented some years ago and which I have frequently referenced - - the ideologues intent on scrubbing science off these pages and sowing doubt and confusion about the consensus view of experts worldwide about climate change have edited, deleted and otherwise compressed to whitewash long-standing concepts and facts off a climate change page about the Great Lakes...
In an interview with the Wisconsin State Journal, DNR secretary Cathy Stepp said she believes there is substantial scientific disagreement on the cause of climate change, and that it “doesn’t matter” if her view contradicts the vast majority of scientists in that field...
While insisting that her personal view wasn’t relevant, Stepp said she believes there is still a significant scientific debate about the cause of climate change.
“I’ve read competing pieces so, yes, I would say there is debate out there,” Stepp said.Stepp also said her actions put the agency in line with the Governor who appointed her - - right-wing Republican and fellow science opponent Scott Walker.
Posted by James Rowen at 6:03 PM
“I believe that you have to have … a transportation plan that meets our needs,” said Walker, adding that SEWRPC’s $6.2 billion plan may not be foresighted enough.Some key numbers, as we move along:
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