6 pages have the tag Environment

  • /news/columns/2015/citizen-input-provides-important-details-of-conservation-budget-cuts/
    Summary “Why is it I keep hearing more about what’s in the governor’s budget?” the woman asked me. “Don’t you see it all at once and then decide what to do?”
    Body Citizen Input Provides Important Details of Conservation Budget Cuts “Why is it I keep hearing more about what’s in the governor’s budget?” the woman asked me. “Don’t you see it all at once and then decide what to do?” It can be difficult for leg...
  • /news/columns/2014/new-studies-sand-mines-place-communities-at-risk/
    Summary “What new information do we have about the mines?” the Eau Claire reporter asked me.
    Body New Studies: Sand Mines Place “Communities at Risk” “What new information do we have about the mines?” the Eau Claire reporter asked me. The reporter was referring to two sand mine studies recently released; one by a committee under the charge of...
  • /news/columns/2013/why-i-voted-against-the-open-pit-mining-bill/
    Summary “We must find a consensus, not conquer those who disagree,” said Senator Bob Jauch.
    Body Why I voted against the Open-Pit Mining Bill “We must find a consensus, not conquer those who disagree,” said Senator Bob Jauch. The Senator knows about disagreement. His Senate district includes an area of the state known as the Penokee Range. A...
  • /news/columns/2013/stewardship-fund-changes-state-land-for-sale-in-no-bid-contracts/
    Summary “I strongly supported the bipartisan Wisconsin Stewardship Fund,” a self-described Republican man from Eau Claire wrote to me.
    Body Stewardship Fund Changes: State Land for Sale in No Bid Contracts? “I strongly supported the bipartisan Wisconsin Stewardship Fund,” a self-described Republican man from Eau Claire wrote to me. “Conservation issues are near and dear to my heart. ...
  • /news/columns/2013/help-wanted-sand-mine-inspectors/
    Summary “We really need concerned citizens to be our eyes and ears,” wrote DNR Storm Water Specialist Ruth King in response to citizen complaints about frac sand mines. “I am only a half-time employee and cannot be everywhere at all times.”
    Body Help Wanted: Sand Mine Inspectors “We really need concerned citizens to be our eyes and ears,” wrote DNR Storm Water Specialist Ruth King in response to citizen complaints about frac sand mines. “I am only a half-time employee and cannot be everyw...
  • Delight in the Sun!

    Last edited: 03/06/2018

    /news/columns/2016/delight-in-the-sun/
    Summary “Don’t you want to sit in the shade?” my sister-in-law asked. “No” I replied. I love the sun. I understand why ancient civilizations worshiped the sun.
    Body Delight in the Sun “Don’t you want to sit in the shade?” my sister-in-law asked. “No” I replied. I love the sun. I understand why ancient civilizations worshiped the sun. Somehow, I think my in-laws, Cindy and Norm, love the sun too. They just r...