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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.

This is what life with Kewaunee County water is like

Nov 04, 2014

Lynda Cochart's story about living with water contaminiation in her rural Wisconsin home is why she's fighting for clean water in an area of the state with the most industrial livestock operations.

Victory in the Courts for Citizens Fighting for Clean Kewaunee County Water

Oct 30, 2014

A successful challenge to a water pollution permit issued by the DNR to an industrial livestock operation will help protect drinking wells in the Town of Lincoln.

Kewaunee County water problems need federal intervention

Oct 22, 2014

Today, environmental protection groups formally requested federal action on groundwater contamination issues in Wisconsin's rural Kewaunee County.

Communities at Risk: New report looks at national scope of frac sand mining

Oct 07, 2014

While other states such as Minnesota and California have passed laws that protect residents from silica dust, Wisconsin's air quality protections have remained stagnant.

It’s time for a serious petition about the true cost of frac sand mining in Wisconsin

Sep 10, 2014

Citizens impacted by frac sand mining announce a new petition to the Natural Resources Board. Rules signed by Governor Walker could erase citizen petition rights.

Appeals Court Limits Citizen Challenge to Preferred Sands Frac Sand Mine Permit

Sep 09, 2014

At issue is whether or not citizens could challenge the DNR’s decision not to require emission testing, record keeping and reporting on fugitive dust control, or monitoring air quality.

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.

Midwest Environmental Advocates to Speak at Livestock Siting Law Review Listening Session Thursday

Apr 15, 2014

DATCP listening sessions for agriculture, agency, and environmental and citizen groups are being held this week in another step in the livestock siting law review process.

Webinar: Environmental Concerns with Frac Sand Mining

Apr 15, 2014

Why silica sand mining (used in hydrofracturing for gas and oil) is creating a threat to the health of Wisconsin families and what citizens are doing to control this industrial mining activity.