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DNR’s CAFO Pollution Permit Decision Leaves Groundwater at Risk

Sep 14, 2015

Agency refuses to use its authority to require limits on factory farm pollution.

A step toward clean drinking water in Kewaunee County

Aug 24, 2015

Workgroup formation marks progress after citizens petitioned the EPA for action last year.

Habush Sinykin: Why the Great Lakes Compact is so important in the Waukesha water debate

Jul 14, 2015

While Waukesha's application to divert water from Lake Michigan has passed a round of DNR review, the true test will be whether all options have been seriously considered under the Great Lakes Compact.

Kinnard Farms, Inc. Appeal Dismissed

Jun 18, 2015

CAFO must comply with prior court order and work with the DNR to conduct groundwater monitoring and limit animals on site.

New Report on Kewaunee County’s Water Crisis

Jun 11, 2015

Socially Responsible Agricultural Project report documents repeated violations of clean water laws by the county’s largest industrial livestock operations.

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.