Press Releases

Sign up: Attend the Lake Michigan diversion hearing

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.

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.