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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:27 PM
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Koch Industries gains from pollution law delays (WI)




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Biz Beat: Koch Industries gains from pollution law delays
Koch Industries gains from pollution law delays

MIKE IVEY | The Capital Times | mivey@madison.com madison.com | (5) Comments | Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:30 am
Idiot. Of course the water is clean. WI has worked hard to get it clean but now Walker will delay the anti-polution laws.



Green Bay's largest employer, Georgia-Pacific, owns this paper plant on the Fox River. It used to be called Fort James Corp.

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But this new report from the liberal ThinkProgress.org offers some insight into Gov. Scott Walker's call for delaying implementation of tougher water pollution laws in Wisconsin.

First some background:


.................The Walker administration has since announced a two-year delay of all phosphorus regulations passed last year and has made it clear no rules will be implemented until at least 2013.

Walker even toured the Fox River recently to tout how the waters are cleaner than ever.

On the legal front, in March the Wisconsin Supreme Court -- with Justice David Prosser voting with the majority -- overturned the lower court decision allowing a public challenge to the permit giving Koch's Georgia-Pacific plants more leeway in dumping phosphorus into waterways.

During all this time, however, Koch was funneling money to both the Walker and Prosser campaigns. The Koch political action machine also spent hundreds of thousands on ads supporting Walker during the budget showdown.

Prosser was helped by two Koch-linked groups, Citizens for a Strong America and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, which ran about $1 million in advertising.

You'd hate to think big money was affecting decisions on something as important as protecting Wisconsin waters. But it's not hard to connect the dots on this one.

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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:30 PM
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1. They either want to own the water rights, or poisin the water. Their...
..greed is insatiable and their evil is an abomination.
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