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What you can do to support the protection of clean water and the Petition for Corrective Action

Dec 10, 2015

A lot of people in Wisconsin are asking us how they can sign onto the Petition for Corrective Action. The Petition is already in the hands of the EPA, but there are still things you can do to help.

Appeals court opinion shows need for better state laws to protect downstream waters

Dec 02, 2015

State statutes are inadequate in allowing the DNR to fully comply with federal Clean Water Act laws and protect downstream water from upstream pollution.

Petition to EPA: Wisconsin Fails to Comply with Clean Water Act

Oct 20, 2015

On behalf of 16 Wisconsin residents, MEA files a Petition for Corrective Action with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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.

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.

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.

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.