On Wednesday, March 7, the Department of Natural Resources is having a hearing on the City of Racine’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan for use for the Foxconn project.
We need you to attend the hearing and speak up for our water, so that the integrity of the Great Lakes Compact is upheld, and so that our world-class water resources are protected for people and communities across the Great Lakes Basin.
These protections are a great beginning to addressing the drinking water crisis in Kewaunee County and Northeast Wisconsin, and we applaud the work of the DNR, stakeholders, and local citizens to take on this problem.
The manure spreading rule announced by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) moves the state in the right direction to begin addressing the drinking water contamination crisis in Northeast Wisconsin, especially in Kewaunee County, where over one-third of tested private wells were found to contain bacteria and/or nitrate pollution.
Clean Wisconsin issued the following statement on Tuesday after WEC Energy Group officially decided to shutter the Pleasant Prairie coal plant, following a recent presentation highlighting planned investment in 350- megawatts of solar power in Wisconsin by 2020.
Octopi Brewing and Clean Wisconsin announced a new partnership on November 20, 2017, with the two groups collaborating on the brewery’s sustainability practices and clean water efforts.
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.
Clean Wisconsin released the following statement on Tuesday following the EPA’s announced repeal of the Clean Power Plan.
Clean Wisconsin today filed a Motion to Intervene in a Dairy Business Association (DBA) lawsuit which attacks safeguards that protect surface water and groundwater from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) pollution.
Wisconsin legislators have recently proposed to get rid of protections against toxic air pollutants in Wisconsin. While some hazardous pollution is regulated by the US EPA at the federal level, they would remove any limits on air pollutants protected by the Wisconsin DNR alone.
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.