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Thursday, May 24 2018

Groups to Congress: Maintain Great Lakes Funding

Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition

 

CONTACT: Jordan Lubetkin, (734) 904-1589, [email protected]

 

Groups  to Congress: Maintain Great Lakes Funding

Why Wetlands Are Integral In Landscapes Even When Isolated In Law

Wetlands make up part of the landscape in every Wisconsin county. Of the roughly 5.3 million wetland acres in the state, about 4 million are managed at the national level, which means anybody seeking to develop that land would need federal permits. That leaves about 20 percent of Wisconsin's wetlands, which are governed by state policy.

Removing Wetland Protections Needs Serious Deliberation

Kathleen Vinehout

Last Friday afternoon we learned of the 79 bills up for a vote on Tuesday. I spoke with my neighbor shortly after seeing the long list.

“How can they possibly know what they are voting on?” she asked me. I replied there is no time to talk with people and learn the effects of these changes.

Trump budget would undo gains from conservation programs on farms and ranches

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Texas farmer Taylor Wilcox received USDA funding to flood his fallow rice fields, creating habitat for black-necked stilts and other birds.

How Haste Empowers the “Shadow Legislature”

“Who put all this policy in the budget?” I whispered to my colleague the night the budget passed. “Groups,” he said glumly. “I call it the ‘Shadow Legislature.’”

These groups are often from outside Wisconsin and often funded by large donors. Behind the scenes, they push for policy, added at the last minute, which is unrelated to the state budget but changed laws.

Look & See - A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Look and See Poster

Nick Offerman On The Film "Look & See"

We are sponsoring our first Wis.Community community film showing. We hope to do more of these in the coming months - films that enlighten and entertain, and that will not show in local theaters otherwise.

LOOK & SEE is a cinematic portrait of farmer and writer Wendell Berry. Through his eyes, we see both the changing landscapes of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture and the redemptive beauty in taking the unworn path.

Conservationists Endorse Patty Schachtner for SD10

MADISON – Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters proudly endorses Patty Schachtner for Wisconsin’s Senate District 10.

The upcoming special election on Jan. 16 in SD10 provides voters one of the first major opportunities to send a message to the anti-conservation elements in Madison and Washington D.C. by electing Patty Schachtner.

Frac Sand Sentinel Issue #171 - 12/25/2017

Subject: HOW DID BIG OIL LOSE CONTROL OF CLIMATE MISINFORMATION MACHINE?

YOU WILL WANT TO READ THIS ARTICLE.......AND BE AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING

ON BEHIND THE SCENES WITH INFLUENCERS WHO HAVE OPINIONS BUT NOT

SCIENCE.

......keeping

watch on the

industry

Issue: # 171

Date: DECEMBER 25,

2017

IN THE END, WILL OPINION WEIGH OUT OVER

SCIENCE? THE POWER AND WILL OF THE

PEOPLE MAY MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.

Stepp to Oversee Environmental Protection for Midwest

Trump’s EPA Appoints Former DNR Secretary Who Left the Agency in Tatters

MADISON – In a damaging blow to Wisconsin’s – and its neighbors’ – environmental and public health, former Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp is now in charge of environmental protection for the entire Midwest.