Monday, December 17, 2018

Chapter 7: Scott Walker's legacy (The pay-to-play, environmental destruction edition)

SourceWisconsin Democracy Campaign ('W' added)

Frac sand producers spent millions and filled wetlands for now underused rail yards.  (, 12/16/2018)

Basic timeline
1.  Smart Sand fills in 2.5 acres of wetlands to built rail yard on Union Pacific railroad, which provides a direct connection to Texas oil fields.
2.  Completed facility includes more than 6 miles of rail spurs and concentric loops.
3.  Union Pacific phases out facility less than a year later in cost-cutting move.

Union Pacific Director of Public Affairs, i.e., lobbyist, Adrian Guerrero, donated $9,500 to Scott Walker in 2016-17.

Related posts:
The first 3 chapters:  environment, transportation, corrections.
Chapter 4:  Wisconsin families can't afford basic necessities edition.  (12/12/2018)Chapter 5.
Chapter 5: The black-white high-school graduation gap edition.  (12/12/2018)
Chapter 6.  The higher education edition.  (12/13/2018)

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