Friday, March 24, 2017

Pay to play the high-capacity well, Wisconsin Assembly Agriculture Committee way

Committees Handling High-Cap Well Bill Got $220K+ from Ag Interests.  (Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, 3/14/2017)
The measures, Assembly Bill 105 and Senate Bill 76, would eliminate state reviews of existing permits for any high-capacity wells when they are repaired, replaced, or sold in a real estate transaction. High-capacity wells allow users, which include large farms, food processors, and frac-sand operations, to pump up to 100,000 gallons of water a day for irrigation and other needs. 
Environmentalists and others say the high-capacity wells have caused some rivers, lakes, and streams around the state to shrink or even dry up during the summer, damaging fish, wildlife, and their habitat.

Or graphed another way.

Having a 64-35 majority really pays well!

Wisconsin Assembly agriculture committee.

Related posts:
Dear Wisconsin Central Sands voters, Be careful whom you vote for.  (3/7/2017)
The public trust betrayed: Scott Walker's chamber of commerce agenda for Wisconsin's environment.  (6/11/2016)

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