Spencer Black

Recent Articles

Op Ed: Lessons of the Lower Wisconsin River
Op Ed

Lessons of the Lower Wisconsin River

Beautifully conserved, it's the longest free flowing river left in the Midwest.

Op Ed: Endangered Species Act in Danger
Op Ed

Endangered Species Act in Danger

It has high public support. But Trump wants to gut key provisions of the act.

Op Ed: The Game is Rigged in Wisconsin
Op Ed

The Game is Rigged in Wisconsin

We wouldn’t tolerate a rigged football game. Why allow a rigged democracy?

Op Ed: Good News for State’s Environment
Op Ed

Good News for State’s Environment

Evers administration is turning around the decline in DNR staff morale and mission under Walker.

Op Ed: Bipartisan Stewardship Fund Will Expire
Op Ed

Bipartisan Stewardship Fund Will Expire

Largest initiative in state history has protected large tracts of land, but now imperiled.

Op Ed: Lame Duck Mischief Defamed the State
Op Ed

Lame Duck Mischief Defamed the State

Walker opted to divide and conquer up until last day in office.

Op Ed: The Wild Splendor of Our Rivers
Op Ed

The Wild Splendor of Our Rivers

How state streams like the Namekagon were saved. And how state Republican policies are hurting them.

Op Ed: New EPA Head Worse Than Pruitt
Op Ed

New EPA Head Worse Than Pruitt

Wheeler will continue Trump’s war on outdoors, but with more efficiency, less baggage.

Op Ed: Why State’s Lakes Are in Decline
Op Ed

Why State’s Lakes Are in Decline

Long list of Walker policy changes has led to polluted streams and lakes.

Op Ed: The Troubling Record of Brad Schimel
Op Ed

The Troubling Record of Brad Schimel

How has state Attorney General failed? Let us count the ways.

Op Ed: John McCain and Republican Values
Op Ed

John McCain and Republican Values

He’s a patriot and man of character. Contrast this to Trump, Vukmir and Nicholson.

Op Ed: The Endless Corruption of Scott Pruitt
Op Ed

The Endless Corruption of Scott Pruitt

The only thing worse than EPA leader’s ethics is his environmental record.

Op Ed: Republicans Have Abandoned Their Principles
Op Ed

Republicans Have Abandoned Their Principles

And voters may make them pay in November.

Op Ed: How Walker Destroyed Bipartisan Conservation
Op Ed

How Walker Destroyed Bipartisan Conservation

Democrats and Republicans agreed on need to protect state’s environment. Not any more.

Op Ed: Democrats Beware Overconfidence
Op Ed

Democrats Beware Overconfidence

Republicans are vulnerable in 2018, but nothing is assured.

Op Ed: Wisconsin’s “Fall From Grace”
Op Ed

Wisconsin’s “Fall From Grace”

Insider article by Judge Lynn Adelman reveals how key decision transformed state.

Op Ed: Trump Waging War Against the Outdoors
Op Ed

Trump Waging War Against the Outdoors

Attacking national parks, weakening pollution rules, the list is long.

Op Ed: Mining Bill Will Pollute the State
Op Ed

Mining Bill Will Pollute the State

And will overturn 1998 law passed overwhelmingly and backed by most voters.

Op-Ed: Wisconsin’s Water Resources Under Threat
Op-Ed

Wisconsin’s Water Resources Under Threat

State leaders and DNR now side with water polluters over citizens.

Op-Ed: Walker’s High Speed Folly
Op-Ed

Walker’s High Speed Folly

Was governor’s biggest mistake turning down federal money for high speed rail?