Republican Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Michigan) is getting huge amount of lurid publicity for ignoring (indeed causing) the water crises in Flint, Michigan in which toxic lead was effectively vectored into the children and families of Flint, (Lederman, In These Times).
Republican Gov. Scott Walker has ignored (indeed caused) the water problem in Kewaunee, Juneau, Adams, Wood counties, inflicting the same polluter-friendly, anti-family health agenda he has pursued since he was elected….
Hat tip for the perseverance – – and for the more than 20 links to articles and reports – – in a new posting on the MAL Contends blog about the drinking water contamination in Flint, MI and polluted, abused water supplies in Wisconsin.
Teri Huyck, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, said in the statement the health and safety of its patients is Planned Parenthood’s top priority, and it will continue to assess security measures.
“Planned Parenthood has strong security measures in place to ensure that our health centers are safe, supportive, welcoming environments for all people accessing the high-quality health care they need,” Huyck said….
Pro-Life Wisconsin condemned the Colorado shooting in a blog post Monday.
In the post, state director Dan Miller said Pro-Life Wisconsin is categorically opposed to murder, and dignity of human life should be upheld at all stages of life — but that does not change the organization’s stance on abortion.
“Abortion destroys peace and creates a culture of violence and disrespect for human life,” Miller said.
“Opponents of a proposed massive factory farm sited in Wood and Adams counties are working on several fronts to stop the proposed Wycocki CAFO or Concentrated (Confined) Agricultural Feeding Operation in the Town of Saratoga. One campaign has citizen groups reaching out to promote the tourism and and recreational potential of the region, located at…
SB 291 is the end game of Republican strategy to pose as protectors of groundwater while directing the newly polluter-friendly Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) to expedite permits for high-capacity wells drawing more than 100,000 gallons of groundwater a day.
Krug’s spin is reported in a largely uncritical piece by Jason Stein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on October 9.
The water is used by industrialized agriculture (Concentrated (Confined) Agricultural Feeding Operations) and other large industrialized agricultural corporations combining the water with cow manure and sending back into the environment millions of gallons of liquid and aerialized cow manure with often tragic health and environmental consequences.
As the gentle reader may have seen on the local news, the Coggs Building (where I work), a Milwaukee County-owned facility that houses the county’s aging and disability services, has a bedbug problem….
Central Sands Dairy gets to –
- Spray in winds up to 15mph (because odors and mists fall to the ground at 14mph)
- Self-monitor and self-report (WI’s water problems clearly indicate how well that works)
- Spray in an area which has groundwater contamination so high in nitrates, the irrigation wells are considered a “major source of nutrients” (Hail to Irony!)
- Well test for only one year (then…eh…we’ll see)
- Self-monitor with two-hour observation intervals (please, have you read the Rap Sheets? Years of reports are missing from WPDES Permit files and they still re-issue a permit every five years…there is no incentive to drive 55 when the cops are never around)
- Shoot shit out of an end gun but only during the day (because they did not like “preliminary findings” the Workgroup research provided)
- Spray at night (when there are no UV rays to kill pathogens and it is highly unlikely you will be able to observe equipment in the dark )
The Central Sands Dairy in Juneau County Wisconsin is promoted as the state-of-the-art model for the proposed massive Golden Sands Dairy in Saratoga (Agri-View).
This frightens area residents in Wood and Adams County as a new report shows massive nitrate levels in area groundwater monitoring wells at Central Sands.
Both Central Sands and Golden Sands are owned by the Wysocki Family of Companies, whose corporate officers live safely off-site from the massive industrialized Central Sands Dairy site and Golden Sands sites.
The CAFO model is to apply for dozens of high capacity water wells, mix the water with cow shit, and send it back in liquidized form by spraying the toxin-filled mess through the air into area waters and land.
Big ag in Wisconsin is about to get the biggest special interest gift imaginable at the expense of everyone else downstream – – permanent rights to well water which cannot be regulated by the DNR for the withdrawals’ cumulative effects….
“Krug is running a con on the people of 72nd state assembly district in central Wisconsin. Krug pretends to care about the health of water, and even instituted an informal surface-water citizens advisory group in which members say Krug never took minutes, often didn’t show up, and then made numerous references to the group during…
“The problem for Kreutzer is the CAFO owners, the Wood and Adams county citizens, and CAFO experts—know if the CAFO is to be built, it will pollute on a massive scale, befouling waters, land and the air with nitrates, phosphorous and ammonia from millions of gallons of liquidized manure produced annually…. ” Via MAL Contends…
Families in central Wisconsin working to stop an industrialized factory farm from beginning operation know one outcome is certain.
With the inception of a Concentrated (Confined) Agricultural Feeding Operation (CAFO) comes pollution to water, air and earth to which children are especially susceptible.
Academics call these health and environmental costs, negative externalities.
Families call them mortal threats to children and health—as in Kewaunee and Door counties in northeastern Wisconsin.
If you have roasted, ground and/or packaged large volumes of coffee in a commercial setting for at least several years and are interested in the possibility of a lung screening, call reporter Raquel Rutledge at (414) 224-2778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The most significant contributor to air pollution that stems from CAFOs is ammonia. Ammonia is the powerful odor that is associated with large farms. It is created by the decomposition of manure and the combination of nitrogen and hydrogen. When released into the air, ammonia tends to form very harmful particulate matter that can lead…
Second, I can’t remember a more Freudian choice of words in this long battle against big-farming manure problems than the farm operator’s accusation that the opponents were running a “smear campaign.”
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During the interview with conservative radio host Dana Loesch, Walker defended a bill he’d signed in 2013 that required women get the ultrasounds. “The thing about that, the media tried to make that sound like that was a crazy idea,” Walker said. “Most people I talk to, whether they’re pro-life or not, I find people…
End-of-life care consultations, also called advanced care planning or palliative care, would save $292,500. Payment for such consultations was dropped from the Affordable Care Act after former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and other Republicans criticized them as “death panels.” Via State worker health costs could double under proposed budget cuts @ State Journal
Soon after Walker took over and ordered the Wisconsin DNR to behave with a “chamber of commerce mentality,” the Legislature followed suit with a bill than unwound years of citizen/industry cooperation by greatly extending the time frame for the removal of waterway-choking, algae-feeding phosphorus chemical discharge pollution. Via Quickie hearing 5/12 presages even slower WI…
After years on the rise, Dane County sees fewer fatal heroin overdoses in 2014 http://t.co/bWx5iPiTMX pic.twitter.com/tNrtpNccOZ — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) May 3, 2015
Highly contagious avian flu found at egg-laying facility in #Wisconsin http://t.co/9Y2YkYLoNY pic.twitter.com/qUnlkAa5EA — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) April 14, 2015
Runoff is the state’s most serious water pollution problem. In Green Bay, pollutants from farm fields and other sources have helped create a dead zone, an area so low in oxygen that it can’t support most aquatic life. Via Scott Walker's budget cuts $5.7 million from runoff pollution remedies @ JSOnline.
“We are troubled,” said Nancy Koch to me, citing a threat left on a note at their Saratoga home in Wood County last week reading: “Your hous [sic] is next.” Via Wood County Family Threatened for Opposing Proposed Factory Farm @ MAL Contends . . .
#Badgers football: Former UW great Chris Borland retiring from #NFL after only one season,… http://t.co/gFQVXw9btN pic.twitter.com/Ux2ZwCnqdH — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) March 17, 2015
One Johnson staffer told the whistleblower that back in October, and the assertion has been repeated in media reports by another Johnson aide. But a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat who ran the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Federal Contracting Oversight, said Sunday that the whistleblower complaints never reached her or others…
Via Industrial Factory Farm Proposed for Bayfield County Hit at Forum @ MAL Contends . . .
Via Larry Sanders – Why I Walked Away From the NBA: Players' POV – YouTube.