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Petition to EPA to object to DNR approval of frac sand air pollution permit

Oct 31, 2016

Mining operation air pollution permit approved without Clean Air Act compliance, PM2.5

DNR proposed budget is doing less with less

Sep 29, 2016

Under pressure from the Governor and state legislators, DNR leaders submit a proposed budget with cuts to staff and resources, putting the health of people and our environment at risk.

Gordon Stevenson elected President of MEA Board

Sep 14, 2016

Retired Wisconsin DNR Chief of Runoff Management to head environmental law center Board of Directors

Moving backwards in Wisconsin groundwater protections

Aug 03, 2016

This is what happens when water protection is erased by the influence of special interests and politically driven environmental law decisions.

Two petitions and a lawsuit: how citizens are using the power of the law to protect water

Aug 01, 2016

The case of Kewaunee County residents vs the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and why petitioning the EPA matters.

DNR Frac Sand Report Public Information Session Tuesday

Jul 25, 2016

Public review and comment can help improve agency’s Strategic Analysis

DNR Releases Draft Industrial Sand Mining Strategic Analysis

Jul 06, 2016

Robust public review and feedback needed to improve report.

Update: Health Impact Assessment is still not the final word on frac sand mining

Jul 06, 2016

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

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.