Stories tagged: "Clean Water"


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‘Back to the Dark Ages’ for Water Protection as a Judge Kills DNR Enforcement of PFAS

State’s big business lobby, WMC, successfully argues the Legislature has to list the chemicals and write the rules—even though it might never do that.

Communities across Wisconsin have discovered high levels of PFAS contamination in their water supplies. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Starting All Over: Conservatives Close the Spigot on Groundwater Standards for ‘Forever Chemicals’

A Natural Resources Board hostile to addressing PFAS contamination forces the rules process to start all over again, wasting three years of work.

Cows graze on a Trempeauleau County farm. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Large Farms Worsen Water Quality Concerns, Report Finds 

Environmental groups find waste from mega-farms is endangering water throughout the state.

Firefighting foam is a common source of PFAS pollution. (Shutterstock)
Former DNR Leader Says a Renegade Board Member Is Part of Republicans’ Plan to Undermine Water Rules, Unseat Gov. Evers

George Meyer blames the state’s major business lobby for encouraging a member to stay past his term as a way to fight PFAS standards.

La Crosse and Eau Claire counties will have non-binding referendum questions on their ballots to push for clean water protection. (Photo: JT Cestkowski)
Right to Clean Water Goes to Voters in Two Wisconsin Counties

Voters in two Wisconsin counties will have the chance to make their voices heard on the issue of water quality in the upcoming spring election.

Communities across Wisconsin have discovered high levels of PFAS contamination in their water supplies. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
2022: The Year Wisconsin Finally Cleans Up Its Drinking Water?

Clean water activists are ready to make 2022 the “Year of Follow-Through” on 2019's "Year of Clean Drinking Water."

Kenosha inequality Jacob Blake
As Climate Change Concerns Grow, Residents Want to Better Protect the Great Lakes

A survey of 4,500 residents of lands bordering the Great Lakes reveals 90% say it’s important to protect the waters.