Todd Ambs talks with Kelly about the impact of the Special Session on science in Wisconsin. This extraordinary act of the Legislature, intended to reduce the power of incoming Governor Tony Evers, promises to hogtie the DNR in beuracratic red tape costing taxpayers money and slowing the critical work of state scientists. For more than […]
The environmental group Clean Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit today, challenging federal smog regulations in Wisconsin. The group says the Environmental Protection Agency is failing to comply with the Clean Air Act. The law was created in 1963 to limit air pollution. That means monitoring the air in specific places where pollution levels are too […]
The Department of Natural Resources has approved a permit for the city of Racine to divert water from Lake Michigan for Foxconn. The Taiwanese tech manufacturing giant plans to use 7 million gallons of water a day for their planned 10 billion dollar LCD display screen factory in rural Racine County. Racine says it will […]
The sturgeon spear-fishing season in the Lake Winnebago system started over this past weekend. To learn more about this unique Wisconsin tradition, WORT producer Nina Kravinsky spoke with the state Department of Natural Resources’ sturgeon biologist Ryan Koenigs who oversees hunting of these giant, prehistoric animals.
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with current Representative and gubernatorial candidate Dana Wachs. In his interview, Wachs emphasized the importance of environmental issues to the state of Wisconsin, including hunting rights, CAFOs, water quality, high capacity wells and Foxconn. Other topics discussed include the consequences of Act 10 and educational policy.
Monday host Patty Peltekos talks about all kinds of water resource issues on this edition of a Public Affair. First, she gives an overview of two September 15th public hearings by the DNR: one in Green Bay discussing proposed changes to state law regarding agricultural runoff onto a type of soil called karst; the […]