Press Releases

Wisconsin’s Waters Win in Clean Wisconsin High-Capacity Well Case

Dane County Circuit Court ordered the DNR to vacate, or invalidate, seven high-capacity well permits and remand one for consideration. Clean Wisconsin sued the DNR in October of 2016, after the agency issued a series of high-capacity well permits that disregarded its own scientific analysis of the impacts the wells would have on neighboring water bodies.

Proposed manure management rule changes a positive step for Kewaunee County

Changes to the manure runoff management rules under NR 151 are a positive step, in the wake of Tuesday’s announcement of the public comment period by the Department of Natural Resources, but stronger rules are needed to fulfill the state’s promise of clean water for the people of Kewaunee County, where groundwater contamination stemming predominantly from agriculture has polluted drinking water.