Stories tagged: "Fred Prehn"


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Smoking Gun Discovered as Former Gov. Walker and Allies Conspired to Seize Control of Natural Resources Board

Newly revealed text messages show board chair Fred Prehn planning to stay in place after his term ended, knowing Republican legislators would refuse to confirm Evers’ nominee to replace him.

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Justices Hear Arguments on the Squatter Who Won’t Leave the State Natural Resources Board

Scott Walker appointee’s term ended last year, but he’s refused to leave since Republicans in the state Senate won’t confirm a replacement nominated by Evers.

Firefighting foam is a common source of PFAS pollution. (Shutterstock)
Natural Resources Board Blocks Effort to Tighten Allowable PFAS Levels

Decision comes despite recommendation by state agencies to tighten standards for chemicals that pose health risks.

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.

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Lawsuit Targets Conservatives’ Push for a Near-Slaughter of Wolves

Case takes aim at the conservative head of the Natural Resources Board who refuses to step down even though his term ended months ago.

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!”