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You can vote YES for clean water in Wisconsin

Apr 04, 2017

Asking for the DNR to step up for clean water protections and to follow the Clean Water Act are on the Wisconsin Conservation Congress ballot.

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?

The Safe Drinking Water Act can and must help Wisconsin

Dec 15, 2016

Reflections on the 42nd anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act, how far we've come, and how the federal law is working in Wisconsin for long-term water protections.

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.

DNR Frac Sand Report Public Information Session Tuesday

Jul 25, 2016

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

Great Lakes Leaders Approve Waukesha Water Diversion

Jun 21, 2016

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