Spencer Black

Recent Articles

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?