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Wisconsin filmmaker speaks with Kewaunee County residents about dealing with water contamination

Sep 21, 2017

In "Kewaunee: River of the Lost," Luke Stevens turned a student film project into a powerful story of the people affected by a drinking water crisis in which 1/3 of local residents can't drink their water.

Keep Wisconsin’s “prove-it-first” mining law

Aug 31, 2017

A new bill in the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry could roll back Wisconsin’s long-standing “prove-it-first” sulfide mining law.

Guest blog: The Great Walker Fox Con

Aug 03, 2017

MEA founder Melissa Scanlan explains why electronics manufacturer Foxconn should meet Wisconsin’s standards for labor and the environment just like other businesses.

Foxconn legislation rushed to pass environmental law exemptions

Jul 31, 2017

Public denied time to look at potential environmental impacts of legislation and deal with electronics manufacturer.

DNR draft livestock waste management rules show progress

Jul 10, 2017

A new draft of rules on livestock waste and runoff management include improvements that are a step in the right direction in protecting families’ drinking water wells from contamination.

More support for Clean Wisconsin High-Capacity Well Challenge

Jun 20, 2017

Central Sands Water Action Coalition takes action to defend Public Trust protected waters of Wisconsin.

Meteor Timber Wetlands Destruction Permit Challenged over Significant Harm

Jun 20, 2017

Ho-Chunk Nation asks for review of DNR’s approval

Supreme Court recognizes the value of citizen testimony in frac sand permit dispute

Jun 05, 2017

How citizen voices mattered in a Trempealeau County frac sand permit denial and Wisconsin Supreme Court decision.

Governor Ignores Science and Signs High-Capacity Well Bill

Jun 01, 2017

The public will have to turn to the courts for meaningful water protection

DNR will provide emergency water for families with contaminated wells

May 09, 2017

Using its existing power to provide water to families with contaminated wells and who experience “brown water events,” the Wisconsin DNR takes a positive and much-needed action.