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Petition for Corrective Action to the EPA

Sixteen petitioners ask the EPA for help to bring Wisconsin into compliance with the Clean Water Act.

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Proposed Reicks View (Badgerwood) Swine CAFO

Bayfield County residents are working to make sure citizens and lawmakers understand the economic, environmental, and public health implications of CAFOs. If permitted, this would be the largest swine CAFO in Wisconsin and would be sited near Lake Superior.

BNSF rail expansion permit challenge

Without an environmental impact statement, petitioners say the DNR’s process to approve a permit to fill wetlands and expand rail lines carrying crude oil violated the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act.

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Safe Drinking Water Act Petition to EPA

Kewaunee County citizens formally request federal action on groundwater contamination problems for people who live near the state's highest concentration of industrial livestock facilities.

Appleton Coated water pollution permit challenge

Clean Water Action Council challenges pollution permit with a request for judicial review.

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Livestock Facility Siting Law

The livestock siting law took away local power to regulate CAFOs. Without effective state regulation of industrial farms, the burden of litigating for law enforcement is passed on to citizens.

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Kinnard Farms CAFO expansion water pollution permit challenge

Citizens of the Town of Lincoln, Kewaunee County are concerned that the Kinnard Farms Inc. plan to manage 70 million gallons of untreated animal waste doesn’t protect groundwater from contamination.

Domtar Corporation water pollution permit challenge

Petenwell and Castle Rock Stewards (PACRS) challenge to the Department of Natural Resources’ renewal of the Domtar Corporation’s permit to discharge phosphorus and wastewater into the Wisconsin River.

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Flambeau Mine Certificate of Completion

Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians’ challenge to the Flambeau Mining Company’s request for a Certificate of Completion of Reclamation for the Ladysmith Flambeau Mine.

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ChemWorks

ChemWorks is a centralized waste treatment facility in Milwaukee that has violated the terms of its wastewater discharge permit.

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