May 21, 2020 WGF Policy Forum Webinar
Wisconsin’s Green Fire members Gary Radloff and Kerry Beheler interviewed a panel of energy experts to discuss the business case for renewable energy, the creation and benefits of local energy districts, and the politics of energy in Wisconsin. How can we move Wisconsin energy policy to keep pace with changes in systems and technology? What can we learn from efforts in other states? What are the areas of common ground across the political spectrum for energy policy? Panelists are Scott Coenen, Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum; Camille Kadoch, Regulatory Assistance Project; and Richard Cates, Iowa County Energy District.Read More >
One of our newest members, Russ Feingold, shares his enthusiasm for Wisconsin’s Green Fire and his own work in conservation. Wisconsin native and former U.S. Senator Feingold serves as an ambassador for the global Campaign for Nature, but his Midwest roots run deep as shown in this testimonial.Read More >
Northern Wisconsin Naturalist, John Bates, discusses the ecological history and human history of northern Wisconsin forests. He describes remaining old growth forests in the upper Midwest and their values. John’s talk is based in part on his recent book “Our Living Ancestors: The History and Ecology of Old Growth Forests in Wisconsin and Where to …Read More >
Rob Lee, Midwest Environmental Advocates, together with Nancy Larson and Tom Jerow of Wisconsin’s Green Fire, discuss regulations that pertain to oil pipelines in Wisconsin. The two organizations have developed a series of guides available at https://wigreenfire.org/guides-to-oil-pipeline-regulation-in-Wisconsin/
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WGF members and career biologists Karen Mesmer and Robert Rolley describe their recent adventure to the Falklands, South Georgia Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula as they kayak among whales, icebergs, and more penguins than Karen could count.
Robert and Karen provided these links to their Youtube videos to show more of their trip.
The Wisconsin Conservation Congress has cancelled their traditional Spring Hearings in 2020 due to Covid-19. As in 2019 however, all Wisconsin residents may provide on-line input to the WCC Spring Questionnaire. Voting on the questionnaire closes on April 16th.
Wisconsin’s Green Fire recommends a no-vote on Question #15, which proposes eliminating Wisconsin’s four current deer management zones. The …Read More >
Wisconsin’s Green Fire and Midwest Environmental Advocates have partnered to produce guides to Eminent Domain and Condemnation for Oil Pipelines in Wisconsin, Environmental Review, and Environmental Permits.Read More >
John Robinson testified on Assembly Bill 347 on October 31, 2019 at the Assembly Committee on the Environment. John helped the Committee understand the ramifications of a bill to allow sand dredged from Lakes Michigan and Superior to be exempted from certain solid waste regulations. The bill would relax oversight of placement of dredged material …Read More >
Wisconsin’s Green Fire’s commented on the scope of NR 151 rule changes to address agricultural practices affecting nitrate pollution of groundwater in sensitive areas, Nitrate in groundwater is a significant concern for public health in Wisconsin. WGF comments stress the importance of agricultural producers, conservationists, and leaders working together to meet the challenge. NR 151 revision is a key state policy to meet the challenge.Read More >