Friday, December 16, 2016

UPDATE. In so many words, Cathy Stepp sez these boots are made for walkin' all over you, Kewaunee County

Quoted in Kewaunee County Request for the New Year:  Cleaner Water.  (Wisconsin Public Radio, 12/15/2016)

Related posts:
UPDATE. New Year's resolution: Kewaunee County voters just don't get it.  (12/16/2016)
Ach du lieber! WI DNR head(case) Cathy Stepp compares environmental regulation to flippin' burgers.  (6/22/2016)
Scott Walker abides -- in his own fashion.  (6/21/2016)
CYA time: Wisconsin DNR board members shocked! shocked! about state's lack of enforcement.  (6/15/2016)
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)

11/30/2016 update, "The wondrous wisdom of Cathy Stepp", starts here.

Quoted in DNR to alter handling of pollution, science, enforcement.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 11/30/2016)

Based on this list from the above article, I imagine Gaylord Nelson is spinning in his grave.
  • Placing greater reliance on private contractors to write environmental permits including those governing water pollution discharges from animal feedlots. 
  • Exerting closer control over agency research. 
  • Reducing the number of armed rangers with arrest powers in state parks. 
  • Reevaluating state wildlife habitat and the effort that goes into management, selling off aging heavy equipment, and allowing more front-line personnel to specialize in their areas of expertise.

But wait; there's more!

Photo credit:  WMC

Hmm, I wonder how many environmental groups got a sneak preview.

Original 6/26/2016 post, "'The best shall serve the state':  The Cathy Stepp exception, continued", start here.

One of many current exceptions in the Walker administration.

As quoted in As DNR woes grow, former critic says she's its best protector. (, 6/26/2016)

As for Democrats, independents, and perhaps even moderate Republicans -- meh!

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