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The new DNR priorities

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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby wack wack » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:17 am

Stebben84 wrote:
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants to transform an environmental education center in Poynette into a hunting and fishing training center, complete with shooting range, the agency announced this week.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/envi ... z2KswB5VNy


So why not create a new center instead of removing this one. Aren't there plenty of "private" hunting and training centers. I guess conservatives are all about publicly funded programs as long as they are geared towards their own interests.


But they won't be publicly funded, and that seems to be the point, from the same link:

Instead the agency will ask nonprofit and commercial groups to apply to manage the property and run hunting, fishing and trapping education programs there. Groups would have to fund the programming without state money and build a small shooting range for training.


Apologies if I missed your point.
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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:44 am

wack wack wrote:Apologies if I missed your point.


No you didn't. Apparently I can't read. I guess they DO keep true to their word. Cut public educational programs in favor of the private sector.
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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:34 am

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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:28 am

Several state frac mines breaking the rules

Even the DNR admits it is struggling to keep up with inspections.
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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby DCB » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:16 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Several state frac mines breaking the rules

Even the DNR admits it is struggling to keep up with inspections.

I'll bet if we cut staff at the DNR, they'll learn to work smarter.
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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby snoqueen » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:41 pm

If Walker's mine happens, DNR had better hire a whole lot of new inspectors. Other mines the same investor owns in Illinois are already causing a lot of environmental (groundwater) problems:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/ ... 54751.html
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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby Detritus » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:19 pm

snoqueen wrote:If Walker's mine happens, DNR had better hire a whole lot of new inspectors. Other mines the same investor owns in Illinois are already causing a lot of environmental (groundwater) problems:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/ ... 54751.html

Oops. I guess that means they don't get any say in what happens up north.
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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby DCB » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:04 pm

Sounds like Walker wants to turn the state into a subsidiary of China:

This week Hansen raised a question about a proposal by Scott Walker buried in his budget to repeal a century-old law that prohibits foreign corporations and governments from controlling land in the state. He wondered if it was linked to the mining issue: "Throughout the mining debate we heard over and over again that Gogebic Mining, which does coal mining and owns the rights to the mineral deposit in northern Wisconsin, has no interest in actually doing the mining themselves, that they would prefer to sell the rights to someone else." Last year Walker travelled to Dallas to meet a contingent of Chinese investors, and he is scheduled to travel to China on a trade mission next month.


Read more: Scott Walker Wisconsin Lawsuit Dropped - Wisconsin Gets What It Voted For (Twice) - Esquire http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/s ... z2Mnd5cqXJ

All the pollution, but with cheese curds and beer!
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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby Detritus » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:19 pm

DCB wrote:Sounds like Walker wants to turn the state into a subsidiary of China

The Govs have done a yearly junket to China every year, usually with a flotilla of business people and a few UW administrators in tow. The business folks pay for themselves, and the Foundation (or the WAA) handle the UW admin. The rest of us get stuck for the politicians.

For some reason, the Chinese continue to do business with us anyway.
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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:57 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:The state Lower Wisconsin Riverway Board wants to stop the mining of fracking sand near the river. I wonder if the DNR will attempt to overturn that decision.

So what does the DNR do about potential pollution of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway? Crack down* on gays at Mazo Beach.

*Pun intended.
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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby snoqueen » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:12 pm

Good plan.

It is a known fact most pollution is caused by people taking off their clothes and pissing into rivers.
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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby Shorty » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:18 pm

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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby david cohen » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:49 pm

Yeah...like seamen doesn't belong under water;)
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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:59 am

Walker is pushing hard for the frac sand mine near the Lower Wisconsin Riverway and the local town's commission seems to be going along, although many area residents are against it.

Mine opponents packed the Bridgeport Town Hall for the commission meeting last week but were given little opportunity to speak during the three-hour hearing, according to reports.


I wonder what conservative First Amendment supporters think about that. After all, the First includes the right to petition our government for a redress of grievances.
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Re: The new DNR priorities

Postby rabble » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:02 am

On our way to Eau Claire last weekend we passed a handmade sign on a tree in the woods near the interstate that said "Frac sand 500 acres."

My wife was driving. I noticed it as we zipped past, went a few more minutes and she says "Was that a sign for...." "Yup." "Damn."
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