The chart above appeared in an April 29th article in the Wisconsin State Journal. These numbers are just opposite of what seems to be needed at this time of big dairy expansion. DNR Secretary, Cathy Stepp, says she won’t apologize for taking the Department in a direction of more customer service. Rather than write tickets, they choose to sit down and talk to the violators about what they’ve done. That simply means there is more to be lost by pursuing violators of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, than gained in environmental protection and human health. Special interest involvement and influence on the state government has a strangle hold on the DNR.
Read the entire article linked below. Then write to the editor of the State Journal with your opinion on how the DNR is doing. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/environment/shift-in-philosophy-dnr-writing-fewer-tickets/article_dbfe52f6-91f8-11e1-9e2b-001a4bcf887a.html
As Secretary Stepp put it in the article, “judge us by our actions”. We are, and you’re not serving the best interest of the people of Wisconsin. You are serving those “special” interests who support turning a blind eye to the huge environmental mess being made right under your nose. That’s our opinion.