Jul 23, 2015

Groundwater: Diminishing Resource, Increasing Conflict

Christa Westerberg has a piece out in the Wisconsin Lawyer.

As Scott Walker partners with polluters to befoul our waters, Westerberg writes:

Wisconsin’s waters have been protected since before it was a state. The concept of the public trust doctrine, or the state holding navigable waters in trust so they remain forever free and open to the public, was passed down from the Northwest Ordinance to the Wisconsin Constitution, article IX, section 1.1 State statutes have since been crafted to protect Wisconsin’s groundwater and surface water and to give the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) primary responsibility for overseeing this resource.

What Walker and Big Ag are doing in befouling our waters is crazy and likely unconstitutional.

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