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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.

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.

Chippewa County Board votes on frac sand study support Tuesday

Jan 12, 2015

A resolution in support of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to study frac sand mining is a vote for science, local control and making citizen voices matter.

The problem of expired, general stormwater permits and frac sand mining

Dec 11, 2014

The outdated permit system isn't working and is a part of the problem when frac sand mining pollutes our water.

Frac Sand Mine Now Must Monitor Dust, Air Quality

Dec 05, 2014

Citizen challenge to pollution permit achieves progress in protecting air quality.

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.