October 19, 2004
Douglas County--the fight continues
Professor Nancy Unger has written a terrific article on Fighting Bob La Follette and the efforts to maintain his spirit in Wisconsin. She concludes that "to quit now--or ever--would be a disservice to all those who fought against the tyranny of the few and for the rights of the many...progressivism lives on in all of us willing to believe in the power of the people."
Living proof that the spirit lives on can be seen in Douglas County, where the energy bully ATC is threatening the county board with litigation unless it knuckles under and permits ATC to build monstrous 14-story towers on public land. SOUL has been fighting this fight for five years. (ATC plans to wheel power to Chicago.) But if threats do not work, ATC offers to provide several pieces of silver. (ATC gave Marathon County $750,000.)
Douglas County Board chair Doug Finn gets the La Follette award for October.
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