Congratulations to Zach from Blogging Blue and WKBT Channel 8 News in LaCrosse. Why?
They appear to be the only two media outlets that got the headline correct regarding the recent potential pollution of Trempealeau County drinking water by a frac sand mining company: ” Frac sand mine may have contaminated drinking water. “
I blame Gov. Scott Walker and his pro-business DNR for this.
There is concern over the safety of drinking water in part of Trempealeau County.
This comes after a frac sand mine near Independence was shut down and is now being investigated for three different violations that go against its permit with the county.
Former state Rep Jeff Smith is running a hardnosed campaign in the 93rd Assembly district seeking to unseat Warren Petryk, the reported ” nice guy ” legislator. Here’s one of Jeff’s recent youtube videos that I think is fantastic.
Jeff decided to run because he’s convinced that we can defeat the GOP in what are [...]
This is just a subscript in a recent article about how poorly the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had performed under the Walker Administration:
Walker and the Legislature also scaled back the power of state agencies by giving the governor authority to review and approve all regulations written by state agencies before they take [...]
This is worth reading… Scott Walker’s supporters and critics agree on this much: The governor has delivered on his campaign promise to speed up and simplify permits for environmentally sensitive activities like mining and digging high-capacity wells.
“I will make sure the DNR treats Wisconsinites as customers, not criminals,” then-candidate Walker said in 2010, saying [...]
One of my post election predictions is that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on or after November 5, 2104.
It just seems to fit with the current oil trends in the US:
U.S. Crude Oil Exports Hit a 15-Year Monthly High:
The United States exported 268,000 barrels of crude oil a [...]
From a reader comes this news of citizen activism to try and stop the expansion of a tar sands pipeline through their community. Enbridge knew that the residents of Jefferson County, Wisconsin, were starting to catch on to the dangers of their proposed Line 61 tar sands pipeline expansion. So, in an attempt to create [...]
Published today by the Associated Press, a little article about Democratic Mayors fighting climate change at the local level in spite of Republican governors remaining skeptics. So yes, as I stated earlier, things can be done without convincing everyone that they need to believe that climate change exists:
For coastal cities such as Galveston, Houston [...]
There are two types of climate change deniers. The first ones deny that climate change even exists, and the second group accept climate change but deny man’s contribution to the problem.
The first group should be totally ignored. They will not be swayed and won’t accept climate change as reality until they are treading water. [...]
Watch as retired Marine Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger calls out North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and the extremist GOP led legislature at a Moral Monday rally in Raleigh on June 2nd, 2014.