The new DNR priorities

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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:01 pm

DNR magazine cut seen as latest climate science scrub

This move is part of Walker's budget proposal, even though the magazine is entirely supported by subscriptions and does not cost the taxpayers one cent. Censorship, pure and simple.

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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby Cadfael » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:12 am

Whitehall is about midway between Eau Claire and LaCrosse, not far from Black River Falls. About 25 miles from the Mississippi as the crow flies.

Nine years ago Mike Sylla and his family built their dream home in WhiteHall Wisconsin. In 2014 the Hi Crush Company based out of Texas. Has made one of the largest Frac Sand Mines in Wisconsin right next to their home.
The Whitehall facility is capable of producing 2,860,000 tons per year of 20/100 frac sand. On 1,447 acres with 30,000 feet of track and has storage capacity for approximately 500 rail cars,

Today their water is undrinkable for them and their animals. It is unbeatable. Here in Wisconsin in the "Frac Sand boom" companies are literally killing our water source. With little to no regulation we are left to fend for ourselves .

Governor Walker 608-266-1212.

Mike states the water is now "19.9 parts per / twice the drinking limit on arcnic levels before the pics but after they started using neighbors well!"

Call this Company and let them know they are POISONING WI Residents
Call Walker let him know what these Frac Sand Mines do to our water .

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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby gargantua » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:40 am

In case anyone wondered what Walker meant when he said Wisconsin was open for business...there's a picture of it.

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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby DCB » Wed May 03, 2017 11:28 am

Water? who needs water?

Factory farms, of course. But nobody else. Fuck you, anglers.
The co-author of the bill, Rep. Gary Tauchen, R-Bonduel, told reporters before Tuesday’s session that he was aware of complaints about low water in only four lakes out of “a thousand” in the Central Sands.

Oh really?
Yet the state’s leading experts on Central Sands groundwater said in interviews Tuesday that almost all of the region’s 300 lakes and many sections of its 800 miles of trout streams have been diminished by wells there.
George Kraft, a UW-Stevens Point researcher, listed 36 lakes of 10 acres or more that have been drawn down by at least a foot, with some down as much as 5 feet.
(my emphasis).

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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby Zoti Bemba » Tue May 09, 2017 4:59 pm

DNR offers bottled water for contaminated wells

Under the program, if the DNR determines a well has been contaminated the affected people could receive a temporary supply of state-funded bottled water. Details on who qualifies and how to access the program are on DNR's website.
[emphasis added]

I wonder if there is a partisan political component to the "who qualifies" part of this program created by the lackeys of the winner-take-all party, or if the wherewithal to make a hefty future campaign donation is sufficient? Perhaps just a promise to keep silent about your well poisoned by the DNR's "Chamber of Commerce mentality" until after the 2018 elections will do.

ETA: And here is the DNR's webpage explaining the program: Apparently you have six months to to find a permanent source of clean water, unless the DNR determines that the fecal contamination is not livestock related -- then you are literally s.o.l. asap.

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