Just when you thought we could relax about mining in Wisconsin, the state of Michigan is reviewing a mining proposal, for copper, nickel and other metals, by Aquila Resources (aka Back 40 project), on our border. The mine may as well be in Wisconsin, for the potential ill effects it could... Read More

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has sent a formal request to Attorney General Brad Schimel this week asking him to clarify the Wisconsin DNR's authority when it comes to approving high-capacity wells.  These are the controversial wells used for irrigation and suspected of drawing down surface... Read More

The legislature these days, at least on natural resource policy, is being run like a shady restaurant. A customer comes to the restaurant owner ("customer" being some constituent with a gripe) with a slab of road kill, and convinces the restaurant managers (legislators) to not only cook that... Read More