Never in history has the Wisconsin legislature enacted more laws which threaten to assault the environment, this according to Kerry Schumann of the non-partisan Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. This environmental watchdog group monitors newly introduced laws affecting the environment, tracks the law’s progress through the legislative process, and alerts conservation-minded citizens.
Water is our most precious resource, and is being assaulted from many directions. Todd Ambs, Director of the Great Lakes Coalition, talks to Jan Miyasaki about water supply infrastructure issues and funding needed to maintain the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Should Wisconsin water providers be privatized? Is that the answer to a non-problem? Jan Miyasaki discusses the issues surrounding two proposed bills (AB554 and SB432) with Amber Meyer Smith from CleanWisconsin.org, bills which would make it easier for municipal water providers to be privatized. Potential outcomes involve higher rates and more environmental infractions, as experience […]
Jan Miyasaki interviews Nathan Wessler, staff attorney for the ACLU, about the use by local police of “Sting Ray”, a technology which allows cops to track cell phones, and thus citizens — without a court order.
Doug Keith, Katz Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, has recently published a study looking at the effects of 6 one-vote decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, and their effects on changes in campaign funding across the country. The “Citizens United” is the most well known of these, but each has contributed to the […]
Wisconsin DNR’s cooperation with “open record” information requests has been abysmal, according to Tressie Kamp and Kellan Mclemore, staff attorneys from the Midwest Environmental Advocates. Recent requests have taken longer than 5-7 months, and, as a result, the organization is taking the DNR, and the state attorney, to court.