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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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

MEA Joins Environmental Groups to Call on EPA for Immediate Action in Kewaunee County

Mar 09, 2016

A year and a half after asking for EPA intervention under the Safe Drinking Water Act, local residents can no longer wait for clean water.

Treating fish farms like factory farms is bad for the health of our water

Jan 22, 2016

MEA board member Dave Clausen explains why a legislative proposal would exempt the aquaculture industry’s requirement to follow laws that protect Wisconsin's water.