Public Comment on The Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming Strawman Proposal - June 14
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Public Comment on The Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming Comprehensive Strawman Proposal Received on June 14, 2008 Comments from Page Samuel and Kaye Cooke 1 Doris Mikolajczak 2 Loris Ann Greco 2 Rick Broniec 2 Krista and Bill James 3 Barbara Le Duc 3 Laura Randell 4 Corey E. Olsen 4 Joseph Koeller 5 Katherne M Ellisen Doe 5 Mary Hiebl 6 Jean Verber 6 Mazie Miles-Fretschel 7 Joseph Stopulos 7 Mary Ramsay 7 Jesse Berger 8 Sr. Corde Rea. O.S.F. 8 Steven G. Szymanski 8 Sandra Sweeney 9 Kevin Smith 9 Regina Marie maibusch 9 Elan Namath 10 Milad Hakimbashi MD 10 Amber Culver 11 James Davies 11 Tom Schmidt 11 Richard Berghofer 12 Marcy & David Schmidt 12S. Frances Hoffman, O. P. 12 Judy Skog 13 Debbe Callesen 13 From: Samuel Cooke Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 12:18 AM To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS Subject: Comments on GWTF Strawman Proposal Thank you for taking on this very important issue. The proposed plan, of course, addresses many concerns; however, the following additions would provide for a more robust plan and, given the acceleration of global climate change effects that seems to be happening, are necessary: • Numeric global warming reduction targets based on the most current, sound science • Mandatory early action to reduce global warming pollution Page 1 of 14 • Home-grown clean energy and energy efficiency solutions to address global warming in Wisconsin Thank you again for your good work and please add ...

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Public Comment on The Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming
Comprehensive Strawman Proposal

Received on June 14, 2008


Comments from Page
Samuel and Kaye Cooke 1
Doris Mikolajczak 2
Loris Ann Greco 2
Rick Broniec 2
Krista and Bill James 3
Barbara Le Duc 3
Laura Randell 4
Corey E. Olsen 4
Joseph Koeller 5
Katherne M Ellisen Doe 5
Mary Hiebl 6
Jean Verber 6
Mazie Miles-Fretschel 7
Joseph Stopulos 7
Mary Ramsay 7
Jesse Berger 8
Sr. Corde Rea. O.S.F. 8
Steven G. Szymanski 8
Sandra Sweeney 9
Kevin Smith 9
Regina Marie maibusch 9
Elan Namath 10
Milad Hakimbashi MD 10
Amber Culver 11
James Davies 11
Tom Schmidt 11
Richard Berghofer 12
Marcy & David Schmidt 12
S. Frances Hoffman, O. P. 12
Judy Skog 13
Debbe Callesen 13


From: Samuel Cooke
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 12:18 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Comments on GWTF Strawman Proposal
Thank you for taking on this very important issue. The proposed plan, of course, addresses many
concerns; however, the following additions would provide for a more robust plan and, given the
acceleration of global climate change effects that seems to be happening, are necessary:
• Numeric global warming reduction targets based on the most current, sound science
• Mandatory early action to reduce global warming pollution
Page 1 of 14 • Home-grown clean energy and energy efficiency solutions to address global warming in
Wisconsin
Thank you again for your good work and please add the above items to your recommendations.

Samuel and Kaye Cooke
Fitchburg, WI


From: Doris Mikolajczak
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 12:18 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject:
We need stricter regulations and more enery efficient means of producing power in Wisconsin. Increased
use of windmills would be a good start. Increasing public transportation and campaigns to eliminate the
stigma of using public transportation would be another. (Many people look down on those of us who use
public transportation as not being socially equal to those who use their cars for one person to drive
around in all the time.)


From: Loris Ann Greco
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 5:08 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject:
DNR Global Warming Task Force:

I am a member of the Sierra Club, and I received an email containing the following information:

Your public comments are needed on the Global Warming Task Force (GWTF) Strawman
proposal that was released this week. This proposal does not go far enough, fast enough to
address the critical threat of global warming in Wisconsin. We need to make our voices heard
today to call for a stronger Global Warming Task Force proposal!


From: Rick Broniec
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 5:47 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Global Warming Task Force Proposal

Sirs,

It is obvious to me that Global Warming is no a longer debatable issue. As
the number one creator of GW gases, the US has a responsibility to address
these issues aggressively, in my judgement. While the proposed Global
Warming Task Force Strawman proposal is a start, it does not go far enough,
quickly enough to do the job, I believe. Specifically, the Global Warming
Task Force proposal should contain:

Numeric global warming reduction targets based on the most current, sound
science Mandatory early action to reduce global warming pollution Home-grown
Page 2 of 14 clean energy and energy efficiency solutions to address global warming in
Wisconsin.

As my representatives, I urge you and expect for you to fight for a stronger
bill. My grandchildren's future depends on it!

Sincerely,
Rick Broniec
--
W. Rick Broniec
Greenfield, WI


From: Krista C. James
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 7:29 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Global Warming Task Force (GWTF)
Global Warming Task Force (GWTF)

Please make sure the following are included:
Numeric global warming reduction targets based on the most current, sound science
Mandatory early action to reduce global warming pollution
Home-grown clean energy and energy efficiency solutions to address global warming in Wisconsin

Sincerely,

Krista and Bill James
Menomonie, WI


From: Barb Le Duc
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 7:51 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Global warming task force
As a Wisconsin citizen, I wish to express my views on the importance of addressing global warming.
Although there is no way to be absolutely certain of the effects it will have on our climate, I believe we
must address this problem strongly because of the potential devastating effects it could have on those
who are to follow us on this planet.

I believe the best way to do this would be to set a low carbon fuel standard:
• A low carbon fuel standard will help ensure that we develop the best bio-fuels from a
global warming standpoint but also for our water quality.
• It would encourage the development and commercialization of hybrid electric
vehicles.
• It's one of the only ways to address the disproportionately high greenhouse gas
emissions from tars and oil.
• It is important to look at the life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of fuels even if not
all of the reductions come in Wisconsin.
Page 3 of 14 Rather than having an adverse effect on the economy as some claim, I believe setting these
standards will actually strengthen the economy of our state, making us one of the leaders in
this field. It will also keep Wisconsin as a beautiful and healthy place to live.

Thank-you for the work you are doing on the important issue.
Sincerely,
Barbara Le Duc
Fall Creek, WI


From: Laura Randell
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 8:09 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Strawman Proposal
Dear WI DNR:

I am proud of my homestate, to be trying to effect change to help the planet. But I think the
urgency of the situation requires mandates, not incentives or suggestions. While we're not trying
to put industry out of business, I think more must be done to require compliance that prevents
harmful emissions and pollution.

I) I read "plans for voluntary reductions" and I wonder why it is not mandated. When we have
lead warnings on our rivers, adding equipment to start emission reductions needs to happen
NOW.

II) The percent of renewable energy needs to be higher and sooner! And it should be mandated.
While we can't build the infrastructure in a day, we need to get it done asap.

While it's tempting to let industry build nasty power plants and nasty cars to make jobs, in the
end we have to look at the cost of health effects of those same industries. Who wants to work, if
you can't fish the streams and farm the land?

Laura Randell


From: Corey E. Olsen
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 8:14 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Comment on the GWTF proposal
June 14, 2008

I must comment on the Global Warming Task Force (GWTF) Strawman proposal.

The global climate crisis must be addressed immediately.There were predictions 25 years ago indicating that if we
did not act immediately at that time, irreversible damage to the planet would occur. Virtually no action was
taken back then and very real damage has been done.

Page 4 of 14 While the models of a quarter of a century ago were quite inadequate and extrapolations from them led to some
predictions of global cooling and other ideas, the models have been refined and much new data have been collected.
We now see that warming is occurring, as is cooling in some areas of the globe. And some areas are much drier
while other areas are much wetter around the planet. The global climate has become much more unstable as humans
have heedlessly continued to soil our nest.

I have read the GWTF Strawman proposal and find it inadequate. Specifically, it must be expanded to contain:
1. Numeric pollution reduction targets based on the latest sound science models.
2. Mandatory pollution reduction actions in the immediate future.
3. Wisconsin-based clean energy programs and energy conservation/efficiency solutions to effectively address
global warming in Wisconsin.
4. A pollution reduction target of 80 percent.
Wisconsin must take immediate aggressive measures based on real science to reduce the effects of the global climate
crisis. We must act now to address the very real impacts of the crisis on the domestic and global economies, the
environment, and public health here and around the planet.

Sincerely,

Corey E. Olsen
CEO Pipe Organs/Golden Ponds Farm
Delafield, WI


From: joe koeller
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 9:10 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject:
The global warming proposal does not go far enough. It should contain:

• Numeric global warming reduction targets based on the most current, sound science
• Mandatory early action to reduce global warming pollution
• Home-grown clean energy and energy efficiency solutions to address global warming in Wisconsin

The future is now for global warming! _________________
Thank-you, Joseph Koeller


From: Katherne M Ellisen Doe
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 9:28 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Global Warming Task Force proposal needs:

Specifically, the Global Warming Task Force proposal should contain:

Numeric global warming reduction targets based on the most current, sound
science Mandatory early action to reduce global warming pollution Home-grown
clean energy and energy efficiency solutions to address global warming in
Wisconsin Wisconsin needs to take aggressive measures, starting immediately,
to reduce global warming pollution by 80%. We can't afford to wait any longer
Page 5 of 14 to act on this seroius problem that has far reaching impacts on our economy,
ecology, and public health!


From: Mary Hiebl
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 9:30 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Global Warming
DNR Global Warming Committee:
I have been following the proposal which the Global Warming Task Force has been discussing. This
proposal does not go far enough, fast enough to address the critical threat of global warming in
Wisconsin.
As a concerned resident and taxpayer in Wisconsin, I am making a call for a stronger Global Warming
Task Force proposal!
Specifically, the Global Warming Task Force proposal should contain:
• Numeric global warming reduction targets based on the most current, sound science
• Mandatory early action to reduce global warming pollution
• Home-grown clean energy and energy efficiency solutions to address global warming in
Wisconsin
Wisconsin needs to take aggressive measures, starting immediately, to reduce global warming pollution
by 80%. We can't afford to wait any longer to act on this seroius problem that has far reaching impacts on
our economy, ecology, and public health!
I am asking you add these specific items to the proposal. Please send me the document in which they
are included.
Thanks.
Mary


From: Jean Verber
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 9:48 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject:
I applaud and support these initiatives that reflect a pro active plan for Wisconsin’s contribution to
reducing global warming, a critically urgent need for the survival of the planet ….and all of us!

I especially want to recommend strong aggressive action in relation to the Oak Creek Power Plant
development. Environmentalists and local citizens in particular can provide volumes of testimony related
to human health, ecosystem damage, and other impacts that need to be addressed NOW. See testimony
provided to DNR from last week’s hearing.

Carry on! Thanks for all your positive action on our behalf.

Page 6 of 14 Sincerely,

Jean Verber


From: Mazie Miles
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 10:15 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Global warming
Wisconsin needs to take aggressive measures, starting immediately, to reduce global warming
pollution by 80%. We can't afford to wait any longer to act on this serious problem that has far
reaching impacts on our economy, ecology, and public health!
Please take action.
Mazie Miles-Fretschel


From: Joseph Stopulos
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 10:33 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Global Warming is serious


COMMENT DELETED BY REQUEST.


From: Mary Ramsay
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 11:04 AM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Global warming needs tougher measures

Dear Sir/Madam,

The Global Warming Task Force Strawman proposal is not tough enough on Global
Warming. Numeric global warming reduction targets must be based on the most
current, sound science. Mandatory early action to reduce global warming
pollution is essential! And we need home-grown clean energy and energy
efficiency solutions to address global warming in Wisconsin. The recent
flooding is an example of changing weather patterns.
Its time to take Global Warming as seriously as it deserves.

Sincerely
Mary Ramsay
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Rev. Mary D. Ramsay
La Crosse Wisconsin

No one can stand in the face of the whirlwind on a soap-box of virtue Being
right is no substitute for being amazed.


From: Berger, Jesse Charles
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 12:07 PM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Strawman proposal
To whom who isn't concerned,

Renewable energies must be increased at a rate much faster than stated if we expect a change
significant enough to make people believe in what renewables can do. It seems as if this proposal was
written by people that didn't base decisions on the most current and sound science that is available.
Hydro projects should not be included in the renewable category, and the percentage of Wisconsin based
renewables should be much more aggressive. This proposal should also include mandatory early
action to reduce global warming pollution and home-grown clean energy solutions to address global
warming in Wisconsin. We cant afford to wait any longer to act, Wisconsin needs to take aggressive
measures, starting immediately!!! Lets be a leader and start to put an end to all of our nasty habits that
are degrading our planet.

Thank you,
Jesse Berger
Student, UWGB


From: Corde
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 1:34 PM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Global Warming

Dear Friends:

I sincerely and unequivically am convincaed of the great danger pf Global
Warming. I am l00% behind all efforts to combat this great world-wide
danger. Thank yoy!!!!!

Sr. Corde Rea. O.S.F.


From: Steven Szymanski
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 1:39 PM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Time for real targets

To the Global Warming Committee:

Wisconsin needs real, numeric, reduction targets regarding global warming
targets. We should be seeking to reduce our emissions of global warming
Page 8 of 14 gases by 80%. Our government needs to look out for the citizens of
Wisconsin, rather than just the businesses of our state. Incentives for
individuals & businesses to switch to renewable energy technologies and for
businesses to develop more cost effective renewables could make our state a
leader in this area and help create more jobs. We must make real change now
for the sake of our future!

Sincerely,
Steven G. Szymanski
Milwaukee, WI


From: sandra sweeney
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 1:50 PM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Global Warming Task Force proposal

The Global Warming Task Force proposal must contain:
Numeric global warming reduction targets based on the most current,
sound science
*
Mandatory early action to reduce global warming pollution
*
Home-grown clean energy and energy efficiency solutions to address
global warming in Wisconsin

Wisconsin needs to take aggressive measures, starting immediately, to reduce
global warming pollution by 80%. We can't afford to wait any longer to act on
this serious problem that has far reaching impacts on our lives. The recent
flooding in Wisconsin is just the beginning of what our weather could become
under the influence of global warming.
Sandra Sweeney


From:
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 3:32 PM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Global Warming Task Force
To Whom It May Concern:
Wisconsin needs to take action against global climate change now, and in measurable and significant
ways. We need to have real goals that have real numbers associated with them, not mere "we're
going to do better statements. We need to start here in our back yard and be an example for the
country and the world. I am in favor of aggressive measures that will reduce global warming pollution
by 80% and I'm willing to pay for it.
Let's have the gumption and the guts to be leaders.

Kevin Smith
Madison, WI


From: Regina Maibusch
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 3:46 PM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: GWTF
Page 9 of 14 Dear Sirs and Madams:

Please strengthen the Task Force. We need :

Numeric global warming reduction targets based on current science

Mandatory early action to reduce global warming pollution

Home-grown clean energy effieciency solutions to adress global warming in Wisconsin

Thank you for your attention to these requests.

Regina Marie maibusch
Milwaukee, WI


From: Elan Namath
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 3:49 PM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Sustainable power by 2015

Dear DNR Global Warming Task Force:

We should be using water, wind and solar power by 2015 throughout the entire
state. There are no more excuses, there is plenty of solar and wind
technology that works every well for minor intial set-up costs rather than
continue burning coal and emitting more and more CO2 in atmosphere. Think
about what kind of a planet you are leaving behind for future generations.
We have enough space to easy impliment solar panel fields and wind and water
turbines across the state and make use of the natural power of the Great
Lakes. We need to make a change now or there will be dyer consequences for
future generations. Don't wait before it's too late.

Sincerely,

Elan Namath


From: Milad Hakimbashi
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 4:22 PM
To: DNR GLOBALWARM TF COMMENTS
Subject: Governor's Task Force on Global Warming
Hello
The proposal further needs:
• Numeric global warming reduction targets based on the most current, sound science
• Mandatory early action to reduce global warming pollution
• Home-grown clean energy and energy efficiency solutions to address global warming in
Wisconsin

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