Major Milwaukee Company Ships Lake Water Outside the Great Lakes Watershed!

Water is the one resource that have continued to plunder with little concern for it’s availability in the future. We let the petroleum industry waste it in fracking. We let power companies pollute it in any number of ways. We let factory farms dry up aquifers with high capacity wells for irrigation. We waste it [...]

Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams will stand trial in Spain

It was reported late last year that Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams had lost his last appeal to have charges of environmental destruction dismissed, though it was unclear then that Spanish officials would follow through with an indictment. It’s clear now.

Former Iron County district attorney Tony Stella has the details.

While I realize [...]

A Quick Hit On The Propane Shortage!

There has been a fair amount of press on the shortage of propane in the state as temperatures continue to seek the bottom of the thermometer. Steve Carlson touched on it briefly here on Blogging Blue.

But today, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discussed Governor Walker’s about face on providing financial assistance in securing sufficient propane [...]

West Virginia chemical spill highlights the “benefits” of deregulation

Coming soon to Wisconsin?

“DO NOT USE WATER,” say the signs taped over sinks at the airport, and in the State Capitol the sinks are entirely wrapped in plastic bags. People line up for free water at the fire stations or buy it at the Dollar General — $1.60 for a 20-ounce Dasani, $39 for [...]

Tom Tiffany’s lump of coal Christmas

GOP State Senator Tom Tiffany, alleged author and prime mover of Wisconsin’s new ferrous mining law, had a pretty bad Christmas.

First it was the news that Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams may be facing trial in Spain on charges of criminal damage to the environment. It seems that the same technology Williams claimed would [...]

The States Must Unite

The November jobs report shows that the country exceeded expectations by creating 203,000 jobs. The stock market continues to set record highs and private industry is sitting on $1.6 trillion dollars.

The economy is clearly coming back from our low in 2009, but we could be doing far better. The people of the United States [...]

2014 Will Mould 2016 for Scott Walker

Many Wisconsin Progressives are extremely unhappy with the candidacy of Trek Executive, Mary Burke. Nary a day goes by without Facebook posts about Burke’s lack of a progressive outlook and Vinehout’s expected announcement.

Most recently a member of the Solidarity Sing-A-Long put up a post stating that “Burke is among the one percent” and “she [...]

A tale of two headlines

In the wake of news reported first in the Cheddarsphere that Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams is facing charges in Spain for damage to the environment comes two very different headlines. Here’s Lee Bergquist of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Gogebic president implicated in Spanish legal proceeding

Then there’s Rick Olivo of the Ashland Daily Press:

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Update: Bill Williams is a wanted man!

It would appear that Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams is indeed wanted in Spain on criminal charges related to his oversight/operation of a copper mine near Seville. Iron County resident and former district attorney Tony Stella has the details.

Why isn’t Media Trackers on this story? When Katie Kloth was arrested for accosting a GTAC [...]

Breaking: Is Bill Williams a wanted man?

Posted just this morning on the Facebook page of Citizens Concerned about the proposed Penokee mine is a potentially game changing article from a Spanish publication, lainformacion.com, suggesting that Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams may be wanted in Spain for crimes against the environment and damage to public property. Here’s the Google translation directly from [...]

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