Local environmental protection and preservation groups have mixed thoughts about the possibility of Governor Scott Walker becoming Secretary of the Interior. Published reports over the weekend named Walker, who leaves office in January, and seven other candidates to replace Ryan Zinke, who's resigning as Interior Secretary at year's end. Dean Hoegger, with the Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin, believes Walker's record on natural resources issues should disqualify him.
Tom Clay, Executive Director of the Door County Land Trust, says he'd be willing to wait and see on Walker's potential nomination. Clay also says he has some ideas of what qualifies a candidate for Interior Secretary.
For his part, Governor Walker indicated he has been presented with some opportunities to work in Washington, D.C. Walker also said he's planning on staying in Wisconsin.