Stories tagged: "DNR"


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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.

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.

UW-Madison researchers estimate that hunters and poachers wiped out as much as a third of Wisconsin's gray wolf population after their removal from the federal endangered species list this year. (Photo via National Parks Service)
DNR’s Governing Board, Led by GOP Donor Refusing to Leave After His Term Expired, Approves High Wolf Kill

DNR Secretary to Walker appointee: “I’m out of order? You’re the one sitting in someone else’s chair!”

An archival image of the Plainfield Tunnel Channel Lakes in Waushara County, which have experienced a reduction in water levels due to groundwater withdrawals for irrigated agriculture. (Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR)
Clean Water at Stake as WI Supreme Court Hears Appeals to Take GOP Restrictions Off the DNR

Clean Wisconsin asks the court to remove legislative micromanagement citing megafarm pollution and high-capacity wells draining lakes.

Image from the WI Department of Natural Resources website
Too Fast, Too Many: Ojibwe Bands Want Wolf Hunts Better Managed or Stopped

Nearly double the allotment of wolves were killed, even after tribal leaders decided not to hunt their portion.

Bensalem, Pennsylvania / USA - February 7, 2019: Firefighting foam remains on the ground surface following a tanker truck accident.
Regulations on ‘Forever Chemicals’ Now on Hold After Heavy Corporate Lobbying Push

Delay in writing rules prevents even a modest step toward better containment and disposal of hazardous firefighting foam.

Charlene Warner, who lives south of Eau Claire, holds a water testing kit she urges residents to use to sample their well water for contaminants. The kits are available at county health departments across Wisconsin. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Wisconsin’s Water Woes Are Overwhelming

Citizen lobbyists seek solutions on a variety of crises