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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.

La Crosse Court OK’s Limited Environmental Review of Rail Expansion Permit

May 19, 2016

Citizen challenge to BNSF wetland and bridge permit dismissed by court.

La Crosse Area Residents Ask Court to Stop Rail Expansion During Legal Challenge

Jun 03, 2015

Petitioners cited threats to safety and environmental health from the plan to expand rail lines carrying crude oil through their community.

DNR Change to BNSF Permit Adds More Problems to Rail Expansion Plan

May 06, 2015

Amended permit circumvents public rights and environmental protections.

Citizens concerned with DNR process to permit rail expansion file legal challenge

Mar 09, 2015

Petitioners are asking the court to reverse the DNR’s decision to grant the permit and require the agency to prepare an environmental analysis that complies with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act.

Crude oil rail line through La Crosse wetlands approved by DNR

Feb 09, 2015

Lack of an Environmental Impact Statement may run agency afoul of state law.

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.

How Mississippi River conservation efforts are getting a healthy boost

Jun 09, 2014

Now a designated Critical Conservation Area by the United States Department of Agriculture, Mississippi River conservation projects are good for our environment and our economy.

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.