Sunday, July 2, 2017

UPDATE: Wisconsin DNR's goofy news media protocols runaround and its continuing lack of transparency

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Reported in Patrick Durkin: DNR's distrust makes no sense.  (, 6/24/2017)
The 2016 blueprint includes no such illusions. It systematically silences agency staff through a confusing “media contact” flow chart. DNR staff first must determine if an inquiry is a “routine contact.” If it’s from a “major media outlet,” it’s not routine. If staff are unsure the outlet is “major,” they must consult a list on the DNR’s internal website.

Source:  News media protocols for DNR staff (page 6 of 29)

6/2/2017 update, "And I'm shocked...shocked that Scott Walker's DNR donors, er, appointees broke the law", starts here.

Reported in Judge finds DNR board broke law in Blue Mounds snowmobile case.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 6/2/2017)

Original 6/15/2016 post, "CYA time:  Wisconsin DNR board members shocked! shocked! about state's lack of enforcement" starts here.

Some folks just haven't been paying attention.


Natural Resources Board wants answers on 'surprising' DNR audit.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 6/15/2016)
Members of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ policy-making board were surprised and disappointed by an audit that cited serious shortcomings in state enforcement of water pollution laws, chairman Terry Hilgenberg said Tuesday in his first public comments on the study.

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Related posts:
The public trust betrayed: Scott Walker's chamber of commerce agenda for Wisconsin's environment.  (6/11/2016)
Update:  Dear Rob, This is what happens when you run government like a business.   (6/5/2016)
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources takes an environmental violations holiday.  (5/19/2016)

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