It is a great day when a business says, "Gee, that's real nice of you to change an environmental law for us, but we're not going to build on a wetland, anyway". My interpretation: thanks, but no thanks, Dick Head, aka, Scott Walker.
One of the first thing Scott Walker did upon taking up his new position as Governor was to rush through legislation so a major retail operation could be built on wetlands in Brown County. Showing his usual lack of foresight about environmental issues and being all about "business development", I'm sure Mr. Walker thought this would be a real feather in his political cap.
And it is. A duck feather. And it's not in his cap.
That a major retailer would not upset a wetland is encouraging, more so than Scott Walker's political career is discouraging. Mr. Walker is still planning to push this legislation through, and has completely disrespected Bass Pro Shop by saying if the legislation was more timely, the company would have gone ahead with the planned development.
As is usual and customary in republican politics, the politicians believe the business climate in the United States is as corrupt as the political environment, and also willing to do just about anything to earn a buck. Thank you, Bass Pro Shop, for proving Mr. Walker is a blow hard who knows nothing about environmental issues, and has never earned an honest buck in his miserable life.
Perhaps another retailer will be found that will go along with developing a business on a wetland. But hopefully the good citizens of Wisconsin will not support any business with such ignorance about truly important issues, like the environment.
Round One --- Bass Pro Shops. Go Team!