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Government Forces a Citizen to Turn a Lake Into a Dump

tgwWhale Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 2:45 PM
The big problem is in the ways that laws are written -- it's rather like the "no tolerance" school gun laws leading to a kid being suspended for the shape of his half-eaten pop tart. I live in Kewaunee County, WI. Kewaunee County has many square miles of wetlands in 3 major swamps and dozens of minor ones. When they needed to widen Hwy 57 to 4 lanes, the preferred route was banned because it crossed a small corner of the huge Duvall Swamp. Instead they followed the old route of the road, up the east shore of Green Bay, (CONT...)
tgwWhale Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 2:48 PM
This cost far, far more money. But also it required trampling on what is called the Bay Escarpment, a very unique ecological area with many unique species.

But there's "zero tolerance" for filling wetlands, and there's no law against trampling more unique ecosystems, so they spent all the extra money and did far greater environmental damage -- because of the stupidity of the law.

But that's the way the gov't works.

Senator Ron Johnson's office has produced a video telling the story of a man, Steve Lathrop, whose life was ruined by the federal government for privately solving a community flooding problem after going through the proper permitting processes. Johnson produced the video in a effort to not only tell Lathrop's story, but to point out the massive amount of red tape costing taxpayers billions over decades while problems remain unsolved.

"This is a story about how federal bureaucracy cost one man everything."

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