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Scott Walker is waging ecocide upon Wisconsin's environment to further his
political ambitions, continuing his lifelong political opportunism at the
expense of others. Walker signed a bill earlier this year gutting the state's
mining regulations, designed to clear the way for Gogebic Taconite to dig a
massive open-pit iron mine in the Penokee Hills just south of Lake Superior. By
strong-arming the Gogebic mine through Wisconsin's most important forest
wilderness – sacred to native peoples and their water and wild rice, while
threatening to foul Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes – Walker clearly
demonstrates the contempt he holds for nature, truth, justice, and all that
stands between him and power. Such callous treatment of the environment will
lead to a brief boom for some, followed by a permanent bust of denuded lands
and toxic waters, killing wildlife, plants, and future human generations.
Please let the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource know the world expects
a full environmental impact statement be carried out with the utmost scientific
integrity, or for their resignation.