Turning Greenfields into Brownfields–Wisconsin under the Walkerists

The dark side of America’s so-called “shale revolution” in oil & gas should frequently be made known — and seen — by all Americans who live an utterly unsustainable life, but are gleeful at being able to motor around on relatively cheap petroleum.

Frac-sand mining in Wisconsin: The oil and gas industry, with the blessings of Wisconsin’s Ubercorporate Governor Walker and the Kochlegislature, looks like this:PreferredSands

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2018 – Peak Oil For China –

(reddit.com/r/collapse)   NOYCE !!

 

80% of the world’s oil wells have peaked.

China is the world’s biggest oil importer, 8 million barrels/day.

By 2030, China will import 2X that amount.

Chris Martenson, 8 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibpRSvFZV8Y&t=289s

Brace for the oil, food and financial crash of 2018 by Nafeez Ahmed

https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/brace-for-the-financial-crash-of-2018-b2f81f85686b

$120 Oil As Soon As 2018? | OilPrice.com

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Oil-Prices/120-Oil-As-Soon-As-2018.html

China Study Warns Of Impending Oil Production Peak & World

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/10/06/china-study-warns-impending-oil-production-peak-world-oil-market-squeeze-peak-recoverable-coal-2020/

Wisconsin Association of Mobility Managers on Regional Transit Authorities

Below is Wisconsin Association of Mobility Managers’ 2016 statement favoring re-enabling of Regional Transit Authorities by the Wisco-Legislature.
 
Obviously, the Legislature did not re-enable RTAs. No bills were even introduced. Transportation-Map-New-England-February-26-2015
mass transit: it’s not rocket science. We HAVE the technology, folks.

 
A sustainable society is where people people are not subject to conditions that systematically undermine their capacity to meet their needs. (James, S. and T. Lahti, (2004). The Natural Step for Communities: How Cities and Towns can Change to Sustainable Practices. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers)
 
Wisconsin is a society where lower-income people ARE subject to a condition systematically undermining their capacity to get to a job, if one can be found; to get to school, get to the doctor, get to places where food needs can be met, etc.
 
Wisconsin is not a sustainable society, as it stands right now.
 
Let’s get a movement going to provide means of transportation to ALL our people, regardless of income levels. Let’s jail-break people out of systemic inequality.

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When Regional Transit Authorities Were Legalized

In 2009, the Wisconsin Legislature saw fit to pass legislation “Enabling” (making it legal to do so) organization of intergovernmental cooperation in the area of regional mass transit. These Regional Transit Authorities had many of the powers (including levying taxes) that municipalities and counties do.

Here’s a document that shows how the process was done, what the votes were to establish these authorities, and other details.

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Note that the “regions” which were created were limited to just these

Dane County Regional
Chippewa Valley (Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties) and
Chequamegon Bay (Ashland-Bayfield Counties)
See .doc file, (Act 28 2009, Section 1488)
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The documents do not state whether additional RTAs would be enabled to be created, should government entities in other regions express interest and willingness to proceed.

Clearly, when we force the Legislature to re-enable Regional Transit Authorities, the Bills that are passed should state that there are no limits on the regional authorities that may be formed, so long as they are not overlapping, which would be an inefficient use of The People’s resources.

 

 

Ad for a manufacturer of trains that could be used in Wisconsin Regional Transit Authorities. Too bad we couldn’t have had such manufacturing
here in Wisconsin, eh?

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