Category Archives: Environment

ALEC-driven Gogebic Taconite open-pit mine legislation doomed even after Walker signed it into law

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Imagine a shipbuilder constructing a new boat that has within its design holes in the hull that will sink the vessel as it enters the water. Imagine an aircraft company building a plane that has wings that fall off once 20-mile-per-hour winds come into play as it attempts to leaveRead the full story »

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Walker’s tantrum about trains proves he favors economic treason over Wisconsin jobs

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Walker is at it again with wanting to show just how petulant and hypocritical he is regarding his childish actions against providing Wisconsin with jobs and infrastructure improvements with upgraded rail transportation. Proving that economic treason is enough to have him recalled, he is allowing Talgo Inc., who build trainsRead the full story »

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Gogebic Taconite reveals itself as a company that acts like a spoiled child when it can’t get its way

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It was always a suspicion that Gogebic Taconite only wanted to get their way or would act like a spoiled child that would have a tantrum if anyone dared to amend the environmental impact study sections for the AB426 legislation written by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Although theyRead the full story »

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Walker chooses wetlands environmental decay so he can continue with “pay-to-play”

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Those aware of their importance call them “nurseries of life”. Wetlands, as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency, are “those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typicallyRead the full story »

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Republicans ready to play “Mine Games” with legislation for Penokee-Gogebic Range mining project

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Walker’s Republican rubberstampers are futzing with legislation regarding loosening environmental regulations to allow Florida interests to be able to begin iron mining operations that will directly result in pollution and other concerns in northern Wisconsin in the Penokee-Gogebic Range. The mine would be upstream of the Bad River Ojibwe ReservationRead the full story »

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Gogebic Taconite mining project hearing in Hurley WI promises to be contentious (audio)

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Milwaukee Public Radio featured a story on the Gogebic Mine project that is attempting to have legislation (2011 Assembly Bill 426) rammed through by Walker and the Fitzwalkerstan Cult called “The Nuanced Debate Around Mining”, reported by Susan Bence: Today the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Small Business willRead the full story »

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Dec. 12-Cleaner Valley Campaign announces Listening Session for Menomonee Valley Power Plant

Cleaner Valley Campaign will be having a meeting and listening session for the future plans for Valley Power Plant in Menominee Valley. This plant emits “more than 10 million pounds of sulfur dioxide, 3 million pounds of nitrogen oxide, 699 million pounds of particulates and 2.8 billion pounds of carbon dioxide” annually. It’s one of hundreds of dirty coal plants that are located in low-income and minority populations. Continue reading

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Assembly Leader Jeff Fitzgerald abruptly ends press conference for Gogebic Taconite mining project

The Republicans have released legislation regarding loosening environmental regulations to allow Florida interests to be able to begin iron mining operations that will directly result in pollution and other concerns in northern Wisconsin. Gogebic Taconite can start developing a new iron ore mine in Ashland and Iron counties if environmentalRead the full story »

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Walker’s allegience to mining outsiders undermines Wisconsin’s environment

In 2010, Scott Walker accepted political contributions when running for governor from the very same Florida-based company that wants to set up mining operations in Ashland and Iron Counties in northern Wisconsin: Republican Governor-elect Scott Walker accepted $10,000 in campaign contributions from a mining company owner and one of hisRead the full story »

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May 23, 2011-Walker signs Polluted Drinking Water Act that makes the Koch Brothers very proud

Drink up, Wisconsinites! Hurry! Bottle that water coming out of the spigot and in the shower. Now. Really… now. Get ready for dirty water for your family! Scott Walker, being a college dropout, thinks dirty water isn’t that bad for you. Walker apparently thinks a clean environment is just forRead the full story »

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May 10, 2011-Just to show how insane they are, Assembly Republicans vote to make Wisconsin water dirty

You just can’t make this crap up. If it was in a screenplay for a Hollywood movie, the director would ask the screenwriter to take a drug test.  That’s after he was fired. That’s right, folks. The Republicans voted for more dirty water! Nothing is wrong with your computer screen.Read the full story »

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May 3, 2011-WI Joint Committee On Finance votes to kill jobs and cut clean energy innovation

Wisconsin Radio Network reported how the Wisconsin Joint Committee On Finance voted along party lines to cut funding for clean energy jobs as well as favoring anti-environmental interests that support Scott Walker’s agenda. Jackie Johnson reports: It’s not just political maneuvering to point out that what the Joint Committee OnRead the full story »

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Earth Day 2011-Exposing Scott Walker as an enemy of Wisconsin’s environmental future

Besides displaying belligerent cronyism, pushing hell-bent policies to privatize everything, smashmouthing for carelessly unmonitored deregulation, attempting to squash collective bargaining and destroy the middle class, attacking seniors and children by stripping away protective policies that have proven successful, Scott Walker also wants to offer the people of Wisconsin an environmentRead the full story »

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Thanks to Walker’s anti-wind farm policies, Green Bay wind farm project is cancelled and jobs lost

More jobs lost and less renewable energy solutions in Wisconsin evaporated thanks to Scott Walker’s lack of leadership and inept energy policies. Chicago-based Invenergy confirmed that it will no longer pursue the 100-turbine Ledge Wind Energy project. “After careful consideration, Invenergy will no longer pursue development of the Ledge WindRead the full story »

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Walker’s view of Wisconsin’s future includes more manure, phosphorous in lakes

Do a simple Google search on Wisconsin lakes and you see this lovely description: Wisconsin may be known for great Cheese and Beer, but we also have a State covered with amazing lakes. Most of our great lakes are located in Northern Wisconsin, which features the Minocqua Lakes, Hayward Lakes,Read the full story »

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