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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.

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.

Waukesha’s water grab should be rejected

Feb 17, 2016

The clock is ticking on the Great Lakes' Governors last chance to veto the City of Waukesha's controversial and costly proposal to divert water from Lake Michigan.

Proposed bills put our public drinking water at risk

Jan 22, 2016

Public drinking water systems are too important to allow special interests to fast-track Assembly Bill 554 and Senate Bill 432 without meaningful public involvement.

Why exempting fish farms from water and wetlands protections gives industry a free pass

Jan 12, 2016

A new legislative proposal's short notice for a hearing kept citizens from participating in the discussion. Fortunately DNR comments made state and federal water law protections clear.

Climate Corner: Clean Water Demands Action

Jan 07, 2016

In light of concerns about climate change, defending our clean water resources is more important than ever. Fortunately, smart and brave citizens are leading the charge.