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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?

Decades of Delay: Urgent EPA Action Needed to Protect Mississippi River

Nov 17, 2016

A new report shows how far state laws have stalled in clean water protections and keeping phosphorus and nitrogen out of our lakes, streams and the Mississippi River. EPA action needed now.

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

Why Laura supports sixteen citizens who asked the EPA for help in Wisconsin

Jun 09, 2016

She fought a polluter in court, but the costs of holding the state accountable for not following the Clean Water Act were staggering. Here's why she supports the Petition for Corrective Action.

Next steps for improving expired, general stormwater permits for frac sand mining

May 04, 2016

Water pollution management rules for the frac sand industry have needed updates since 2014 - and since frac sand mining first boomed. Improvements are coming, but more needs to be done.

Why Wisconsin’s Conservation Congress is where citizen voices matter in defending our water

Apr 07, 2016

On Monday, April 11, the public have a voice in a direct democratic venue for citizens to get meaningful protections for our environment. Defending our clean water will be a top issue.