Saturday, December 23, 2006

DNR forgets why it exists

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has decided that building a 321-mile petroleum pipeline from Superior to Delevan will not have a significant environmental impact. No need for a detailed study, the agency said.

What a crock. How can the DNR expect a reasonable person to even begin to believe that? It's not just the pipeline with its potential for devastating leaks that can cause a great deal of environmental harm, but also the construction and maintenance activities that will be part of the pipeline under the best of circumstances. C'mon, DNR, do it right. Do the full study.

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