Category: Environment

Make The Magic

Posted April 14th, 2014 @ 7:32 AM by

One of my favorite charities – Camp Kesem – UW Madison, is having their annual fundraiser – Make the Magic. Make the Magic is our only annual fundraising event. At this event, we also hope to spread the word throughout our community to tell more people about Camp Kesem! When? Saturday, April 26, 2014 from […]

MINE

Posted January 9th, 2013 @ 10:26 AM by

Governor Walker promised us(among other things) that his administration would help create 250,000 jobs. After two years(of a four year term) the Governor has once again failed miserably, as his total to date of 37,011 leaves him 212,989 jobs left to meet his promise! After two years of republican led civil war on our state, […]

Worst. Column. EVER!

Posted November 19th, 2012 @ 10:43 AM by

By now everyone knows that Scott Walker promised as part of his campaign, that he would “create” 250,000 jobs. “get government out of the way of employers … who will then help Wisconsin create 250,000 jobs by 2015, and as we create those new jobs, we will be able to add 10,000 new businesses.” We […]

Environmental Vote Chart by County Supervisor Al Matano

Posted March 7th, 2012 @ 8:08 AM by

The Dane County Board does a lot of work that directly impacts the environment in Dane County. However, it can be tough to wade through all this information. Happily, county board supervisor Al Matano has made a vote chart that covers these votes. And he was kind enough to pass it along to Forward Lookout, […]

Great Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Advertisement on Mining

Posted January 30th, 2012 @ 8:08 AM by

A really great advertisement from the WLCV that sums up the Wisconsin GOP’s efforts to weaken Wisconsin water standards:

If you like this advertisement, you could head over the WLCV’s website and make a donation.

Is Wisconsin Open for Nuclear Waste?

Posted December 18th, 2011 @ 11:19 PM by

So one of the many drawbacks to nuclear power is the waste product, nuclear waste as they call it. It sounds bad and it is bad. So since America uses nuclear power, well the nuclear waste has to go somewhere. Guess who’s on the list of potential sites: he likely death of a planned nuclear […]

A Podcast from the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters

Posted December 15th, 2011 @ 7:32 PM by

Just passing along some words from Kerry Schumann, Executive Director of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters on the mining deregulation bill that the Wisconsin Republicans are trying to rush through.

News Maker Interview with WI League of Conservation Voters by Citizen Action of WI

(By the way, the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is a great conservation organization. If you’re considering making end of the year donations to worthy organizations, why not the WLCV? The mining fight shows the importance of conservation organizations in keeping our water clean. Water is necessary for human life, dontcha know. It’s shameful that the Wisconsin Republicans are putting corporate profits above public safety.

Here is the WLCV’s Facebook page and their Twitter account: @WIConservation)

Hydrite Meeting Tonight!

Posted November 4th, 2011 @ 10:43 AM by

Hydrite Chemical is a company that has a location in Cottage Grove that many people are not even aware exists. With the troubling smell and the numerous spills coming from this facility, that is changing. Tonight there is a meeting at Flynn Hall at 5PM to discuss the issuing of a permit extension of their […]

Another Dangerous Side Effect of Coal

Posted November 2nd, 2011 @ 8:08 AM by

Coal ash pours into Lake Michigan after a bluff collapses at the the Oak Creek plant (run by We Energies): A large section of bluff collapsed Monday next to the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant, sending dirt, coal ash and mud cascading into the shoreline next to Lake Michigan and dumping a pickup truck, […]

Don’t Accept Mediocre Clean Energy Solutions

Posted July 7th, 2011 @ 7:07 AM by

The future can be a bright place, all we need is the will to reject weak compromises with polluters. Check it: Renewable Energy Production Surpasses Nuclear During the first three months of 2011, energy produced from renewable energy sources (biomass/biofuels, geothermal, solar, hydro, wind) generated 2.245 quadrillion Btus of energy equating to 11.73 percent of […]

Jobs Jobs Unless They are Clean Energy Jobs

Posted March 22nd, 2011 @ 7:07 AM by

Governor Scott Walker is driving green businesses out of state…