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Candidate Burke committed to protecting state’s water PDF Print E-mail

Letter to the Editor:

Any resident of Wisconsin should appreciate the valuable resource we have in our easy access to water. In addition to the many recreational options it provides, we trust that the water we drink will be clean and safe.

Unfortunately, even in Wisconsin, there are many threats to our water supply. One is water contamination. Another is the adequacy of groundwater levels, now and for the future. These threats are documented in the 2013 report to the Legislature by the state’s Groundwater Coordinating Council.

The report states that nitrates in our water supply are Wisconsin’s most widespread groundwater contaminant and that their presence is increasing in extent and severity. Another section notes that the amount of groundwater pumped is showing a long-term increase. Two-thirds of Wisconsin residents depend on groundwater for their water supply.

Gov. Scott Walker is not showing the leadership we need to address these threats. Instead, his emphasis has been on activities that promote groundwater contamination and encourage drainage of wetlands and aquifers. Examples are mining and the promotion of large-scale agriculture.

This is why I have chosen to support Mary Burke for governor. She understands the importance of Wisconsin’s water supply for the future. You can read about her commitment to protect our water resources on her website. For Mary, Wisconsin’s water quality is a priority issue.

Diane Muri

Boulder Junction

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:31 AM


-3 #12 Frank Gabl 2014-05-28 14:54

Nowhere in the article that I referenced, does anyone state that Burke is a conservative.
+3 #11 2014-05-27 20:43
Who am I trying to convince? Nobody. I know what I said and what I meant. YOU on the other hand make it a habit to project what you think people say without asking them. No place in my comment did I say anything about her "fiscal conservative" comment. It was about the Socialist Party merely thinking she was too conservative, nothing more, nothing less. I do think she will be good for this state as our next Gov. She will appeal to many independent voters and if you look at the Marquette poll you will see the start of a shift, albeit small in how people view the state and the two candidates.
-4 #10 Frank Gabl 2014-05-27 12:30

That dog doesn't hunt since your initial post was a direct response to mine, in which I introduced the socialist's article that contained the fact that Burke is a "fiscal conservative."

Who are you trying to convince?
+3 #9 2014-05-27 08:07
No Frank, YOU are ASSUMING that was what my response was to. You do that all the time.
-4 #8 Frank Gabl 2014-05-26 23:43

Your initial response in post 2 was a direct retort to my reference to Burke being a "fiscal conservative," since nowhere in the link from the socialist's article is she referred to as a conservative.

So you stating, "My comment was a general one and nothing more," is not only illogical, but, transparently untrue.
+4 #7 2014-05-26 07:22
The only one twisting anything is you Frank. My comment was a general one and nothing more. You were the one to take it to what YOU thought I meant as you always do. Charlie, Diane is correct when she talks of nitrates. The reason WI has some of the best overall water is because of REGULATIONS, you know.....the things the Republican party and GT are trying to reverse and/or loosen. NO company that has a poor record as GT should be allowed to write their own legislation, it's irresponsible.
+1 #6 2014-05-23 09:38
How about some facts Diane. WI public TV just said WI has about the cleanest water in the nation.
What do you & Mary say about the pollution from the bad River band?
-6 #5 Frank Gabl 2014-05-23 08:57

You have to twist even the obvious into a proverbial knot.

Your initial response in post 2 was a direct retort to my reference to Burke being a "fiscal conservative," since nowhere in the link from the socialist's article is she referred to as a conservative.

And then you even have the chutzpah to say that "I'm confused," when in fact, your transparent comment only highlights what I continue to be proven correct about:

You will do or say WHATEVEVER it takes to get you from point A to point B just like your mentor: "If you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan. Period. End of story.
+5 #4 2014-05-22 20:01
Re-read what I posted Frank.....I said "Of course she will be a conservative to the Socialist Party". That has nothing to do with your "fiscal Conservative" comment, it has to do with how the Socialist Party views her. You continue to get confused and read what you wan to read. She will appeal to moderates which is where this election will be won or lost.
-8 #3 Frank Gabl 2014-05-22 09:07

Wrong again and laughs back at ya.

Mary Burke is a self-described "fiscal conservative."

"Speaking to a joint meeting of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Press Club in May, Burke readily referred to herself as a fiscal conservative."

That's from the article I posted yesterday, but, why let truth get in the way when it comes to running interference, right?

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