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DNR will provide emergency water for families with contaminated wells

May 09, 2017

Using its existing power to provide water to families with contaminated wells and who experience “brown water events,” the Wisconsin DNR takes a positive and much-needed action.

Keeping the focus on water: why shifting pollution permits from DNR to DATCP raises questions

Mar 13, 2017

The case against Department of Ag permitting of our state’s largest agricultural operations.

Will the warm weekend impact water?

Feb 17, 2017

With temps near 60 in February, what’s the impact on manure runoff and water quality when the ground thaws?

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.

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.

Kewaunee County Petitioners File Appeal of DNR CAFO Decision

Oct 12, 2015

Petitioners are challenging the DNR's decision to permit a CAFO to operate without an animal unit limit or a requirement to monitor groundwater conditions where the company spreads manure offsite.

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.