April 21, Earth Day forum on State of the Environment and 2018 Election

Saturday, April 21,
10 a.m. - Noon
Wauwatosa Firefly Room
(76th & North)

The County Grounds Coalition invites you to a forum featuring former State Rep. Spencer Black to discuss dramatic rollbacks of Wisconsin's environmental laws and the opportunities of the 2018 election.

Our state is faced with a dramatic roll back of important environmental laws and policies both at the state and federal level. Corporate giveaways like eliminating environmental regulations on the massive Foxconn development is just one of many examples of policies that will further harm the environment. In addition, this agenda has eased pollution enforcement, sold off public lands, rolled back protection of ground water, curtailed DNR scientific research, and silenced DNR experts who were once were free to comment on legislative proposals (Wisconsin State Journal, S. Verburg 3/2018).

The 2018 election in November will give Wisconsin residents the opportunity to elect pro-environment public officials that aim to improve the quality of life and promote sustainable development in our state.

Please join us to hear former Rep. Spencer Black outline some of the major environmental challenges we face, and discuss our local efforts to preserve and maintain the County Grounds as a nature conservancy.

For more information, please call Dale Dulberger at 414-801-5592.

About Spencer Black 

Spencer Black represented the 77th Assembly District for 13 terms in the State Legislature. He served as Assembly Chair of the Natural Resources and was the Assembly Minority Leader. During his tenure, Black was considered to be the Legislature's leading environmental advocate. He was a leader in a number of other policy areas including consumer protection, health care, education, transportation and senior citizen issues. Rep. Black is author of numerous environmental laws including the Stewardship Fund, the largest conservation effort in Wisconsin's history, the Mining Moratorium Bill, the Lower Wisconsin River way, the statewide recycling program, and the endangered species match grant. Black is the Vice President of the national Sierra Club, the nation's largest environmental organization. He is also Adjunct Professor of Urban and Regional planning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a columnist for The Capital Times.

“Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures."
 -- Gaylord Nelson

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