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Frac sand mining Health Impact Assessment is not the final word on air quality impacts, human health

Jul 05, 2016

Report on industrial sand industry’s health impacts ignores mine neighbors’ air quality concerns, cumulative impacts.

Great Lakes Leaders Approve Waukesha Water Diversion

Jun 21, 2016

Wisconsin environmental groups' concerns remain and a modified diversion plan will require vigilance.

Why Laura supports sixteen citizens who asked the EPA for help in Wisconsin

Jun 09, 2016

She fought a polluter in court, but the costs of holding the state accountable for not following the Clean Water Act were staggering. Here's why she supports the Petition for Corrective Action.

Waukesha’s water diversion plan and the Attorney General’s DNR opinion

Jun 09, 2016

If the city's request to divert Lake Michigan water is approved by Great Lakes Governors, could the Wisconsin AG's opinion keep the DNR from honoring and enforcing a  protective, amended plan?

La Crosse Court OK’s Limited Environmental Review of Rail Expansion Permit

May 19, 2016

Citizen challenge to BNSF wetland and bridge permit dismissed by court.

Next steps for improving expired, general stormwater permits for frac sand mining

May 04, 2016

Water pollution management rules for the frac sand industry have needed updates since 2014 - and since frac sand mining first boomed. Improvements are coming, but more needs to be done.

Who can you call if landspreading manure is a problem in your community?

Apr 21, 2016

With spring rains coming, manure runoff from land and fields is a problem statewide. Concerned with runoff or contaminated drinking wells? Here's how to call for help and tell your story.

Public at risk from DNR expansion of hunting

Apr 14, 2016

Are a hunter's criminal charges in Dane County political? More user conflicts, special interests' influence over policy, and pitting hunting vs safe access to public land are definitely political.

Why Wisconsin’s Conservation Congress is where citizen voices matter in defending our water

Apr 07, 2016

On Monday, April 11, the public have a voice in a direct democratic venue for citizens to get meaningful protections for our environment. Defending our clean water will be a top issue.

Open Records Complaint Against DNR Reaches Positive Settlement

Mar 30, 2016

Agreement creates measurable progress and highlights a need for improvement.