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Wednesday - October 11, 2017 9:19 am

Wisconsin environment under attack

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The fight is on for clean air and water. Despite Wisconsin’s long history as a national leader in protecting our water, air and land, the state is suddenly willing to ignore that history in order to be more business friendly. A recent vote by our state lawmakers in Madison essentially ignores the state constitution which says the waters of Wisconsin belong to the people of Wisconsin. The legislature passed a law granting permanent access to groundwater for those with high capacity well permits. Another bill scheduled for debate calls for ending state protection for isolated wetlands in Wisconsin. In Washington, the EPA is working to eliminate the Clean Power Plan, which works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Despite the fact that this rule is the most significant U.S. policy to reduce carbon emissions ever put into place. Our environment is under attack like never before. It wasn’t long ago that protecting our environment was not such a partisan issue. Just look back to great Wisconsinites like John Muir, Aldo Leopold and Gaylord Nelson. When it comes to protecting our environment, our lawmakers should think of future generations and work together to provide solutions which improve not weaken our state’s environmental health.

Scott Robert Shaw

Scott Robert Shaw is the Program Director for both 1410 WIZM and 580 WKTY.   He's currently the morning news anchor on 1410 WIZM, Z93 and 95-7 The Rock.  He joined Mid-West Family Broadcasting as a reporter/anchor in 1989 and served as News Director from 1990-2015.   He's been the winner of several Wisconsin Broadcaster's Association awards for Best Editorial in Wisconsin.  He enjoys traveling, bicycling and cooking.

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