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DNR draft livestock waste management rules show progress

Jul 10, 2017

A new draft of rules on livestock waste and runoff management include improvements that are a step in the right direction in protecting families’ drinking water wells from contamination.

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.

Phosphorus legal settlement will make the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway better

Jan 15, 2015

The Riverway Conservation Easement Project is the rare, win-win outcome of a lawsuit settlement among citizen conservationists, landowners, state government and an innovative Wisconsin business.

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.

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.

Clean Water Action Council asks the state Supreme Court for decision review

Jun 17, 2014

The clean water advocacy organization is challenging the state DNR's approval of a weak water pollution permit and the rights of individual petitioners to judicial review is at stake.

Submit your water quality reports to the DNR before March 1, 2013

Jan 04, 2013

If you have collected water quality samples for your favorite rivers, streams or lakes, the DNR asks you to submit it for consideration in their evaluation of the state's waters. Click on "read full story" to link to the DNR's website.

EPA Approves Wisconsin’s Phophorus Program

Jul 25, 2012

The EPA approved Wisconsin’s phosphorus water quality standards this week. Midwest Environmental Advocates applauds this important step but would like to see the DNR implement the rules better.