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Kewaunee County action alert: five draft CAFO permits get a public hearing on Tuesday

Nov 22, 2017

What residents need to know before a Tuesday, November 28th public hearing on five expanding CAFO water pollution permits.

Harvest Season: a Q&A with CSA farmer and MEA staffer Lauren Rudersdorf

Nov 20, 2017

We ask Lauren how she got into farming, why Wisconsin is a great place for sustainable agriculture and what it's like to work for Midwest Environmental Advocates.

Clean Water Groups Intervene in Dairy Business Lawsuit

Oct 03, 2017

Groups seek to prevent the roll back of agricultural pollution rules.

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.

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.

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.