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Environmentalist voices concern about secret review process

Mitch Reynolds

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The Wisconsin DNR may be getting just a little too secretive.  That’s according to Jennifer Giegerich with the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters.  She’s not pleased with the agency’s push to exempt some so-called minor pollution projects from environmental analysis. 
 
Giegerich says limiting environmental analysis runs the risk of harming the environment and doing so out of the public eye.  But making those decisions in the open makes certain that all interested parties in a project “come to the same conclusion about what kind of industry or what kind of air pollution situation could be happening in a community.”
 
 The DNR says their proposal will help streamline operations, moving faster and saving taxpayer money. The DNR board votes on the proposal next month.

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