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Bayfield County’s CAFO moratorium and study committee makes time to get it right

Feb 26, 2015

A one-year moratorium on and a Large Scale Livestock Study Committee is a chance to gather science, clean water concerns, and recommendations for protecting human health and the environment.

CAFO Q&A with Bayfield County Resident Rallying for Clean Water

Feb 17, 2015

Meet Mary Dougherty - a Bayfield County resident who is helping members of her community speak up for protecting clean drinking water for their families and for future generations.

CAFO petition for review of pollution permit decision rejected by DNR

Nov 26, 2014

Kinnard Farms, Inc. will pursue a formal appeal via judicial review.

Industrial livestock waste: Wisconsin’s own inconvenient truth

Nov 20, 2014

The former Department of Natural Resources Chief of Runoff Management, speaks out about a massive and growing water quality problem in Wisconsin.

This is what life with Kewaunee County water is like

Nov 04, 2014

Lynda Cochart's story about living with water contaminiation in her rural Wisconsin home is why she's fighting for clean water in an area of the state with the most industrial livestock operations.

Victory in the Courts for Citizens Fighting for Clean Kewaunee County Water

Oct 30, 2014

A successful challenge to a water pollution permit issued by the DNR to an industrial livestock operation will help protect drinking wells in the Town of Lincoln.

Kewaunee County water problems need federal intervention

Oct 22, 2014

Today, environmental protection groups formally requested federal action on groundwater contamination issues in Wisconsin's rural Kewaunee County.

Natural Resources Board Decision Weakens Citizen Voices in Environmental Protection

Aug 14, 2014

Why the Natural Resources Board's approval of "emergency" rule changes  will take away citizens' power to ask the NRB for a strategic analysis of environmental and public health issues.

Why Water Crises in Toledo and the Gulf Matter to the Upper Midwest

Aug 07, 2014

Toledo's water is back on. But citizen concerns about whether we have green water or clean water could be eliminated due to a pending decision by Wisconsin's Natural Resources Board.

Make the Mississippi River a Critical Conservation Area

May 19, 2014

Signs of Congressional support from Wisconsin and Minnesota are a positive step toward improving Mississippi River basin water quality.