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Aquaculture bill raises concerns for the environment and the Public Trust

Mar 13, 2017

Fish farming bill would be a giveaway of public resources to private industry

Keeping the focus on water: why shifting pollution permits from DNR to DATCP raises questions

Mar 13, 2017

The case against Department of Ag permitting of our state’s largest agricultural operations.

Kewaunee Drinking Water Study Should Sound Alarm

Feb 23, 2017

When concentrations of animal pathogens spike, drinking water is at risk.

Support MEA in a big way on March 7th

Feb 20, 2017

The Big Share is here!

Will the warm weekend impact water?

Feb 17, 2017

With temps near 60 in February, what’s the impact on manure runoff and water quality when the ground thaws?

Barry Blonien: super volunteer

Jan 23, 2017

Barry's contributions to environmental justice in Wisconsin have made a difference to our law center. And there's more to come.

Proposed industrial sand facility would destroy acres of pristine wetlands

Jan 05, 2017

Meteor Timber's application to establish an industrial sand facility could fill in a record number of natural wetland acres in Wisconsin. 

The Safe Drinking Water Act can and must help Wisconsin

Dec 15, 2016

Reflections on the 42nd anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act, how far we've come, and how the federal law is working in Wisconsin for long-term water protections.

Spot checks of water pollution permits aren’t enough

Dec 08, 2016

What does the DNR reorganization plan mean for water pollution prevention in Wisconsin?

Report back: EPA listening session in Eau Claire

Nov 17, 2016

Citizens voiced concerns about lack of state-level protections of water during a listening session with EPA regional administrator.