To ensure that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) uses its authority to protect clean, safe drinking water in Wisconsin, Clean Wisconsin filed a petition for review today of the recent decision on the Kinnard Farms wastewater permit. A recent position by the Department of Justice reversed an October 2014 administrative law order that required Kinnard Farms, a large animal feeding operation in Kewaunee County, to enact sensible protections to reduce groundwater pollution from animal waste.
Thanks to public comment and concern, the coal storage piles at We Energies’ Oak Creek coal plant will now be subject to additional requirements to reduce dust and pollution and protect the health of neighboring communities and residents.
Today, concerned citizens spoke out over the proposed expansion of the coal storage pile and operations at We Energies’ Oak Creek Power Plant.
MADISON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Clean Power Plan today, putting in motion the first-ever limits on dangerous carbon pollution emissions from existing electric-generating power plants to curb climate change pollution and protect public health.
We Energies is proposing to double the size of the current outdoor coal storage pile that feeds its Oak Creek Power Plant. If you’re concerned about the air you’re breathing or the health of you and your family, we hope you can attend a public hearing with the DNR on this
Our alternative is the result of more than a year of work with two independent firms with expertise in water supply engineering, water treatment and hydrogeology.
A bacteria called cyanobacteria, blue-green algae is almost always present in Wisconsin lakes, but its quantity is kept in check by other aquatic organisms such as zooplankton and a limited amount of nutrients essential for growth, like phosphorous and nitrogen. However, when there are excess nutrients, an abundance of sunlight and calm water, the conditions become right for cyanobacteria to grow exponentially. Discharge from water treatment and food-processing plants, fertilizer runoff from fields, and leaching from animal waste are some of the biggest contributors of excess nutrients in Wisconsin lakes.
Environmental protections take a hit On July 12, Governor Walker signed the biennial budget bill into law. The budget bill is the most comprehensive and sweeping bill passed during every legislative session, and it impacts every facet of state government. It is the only bill that must be signed into law every session. This budget’s
Several months after unanimously passing through the Wisconsin State Legislature, Gov. Scott Walker signed the microbeads bill into law today, ushering in new protections to keep microplastics out of Wisconsin’s waters and our cherished Great Lakes.
MADISON — Following today’s press conference at the State Capitol regarding the Department of Natural Resources’ Science Services positions cut in Gov. Walker’s budget, Clean Wisconsin releases this statement: “The DNR’s Science Services staff provide a high-quality service to the state and are critical to maintaining Wisconsin’s natural resources, resources that help drive our economy