Stories tagged: "Natural Resources Board"


Fred Prehn
Conservative State Justices Side with GOP Legislators on Blocking a Governor from Making Appointments

Former Gov. Scott Walker’s appointees still have a majority on the state Natural Resources Board after the state Supreme Court said a board member can refuse to step down—more than a year after his term expired.

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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.

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.

Fred Prehn
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.

(Photo by Gary Kramer/US Fish and Wildlife Service)
Commentary: Killing is Not the Only Choice for Gray Wolf Management

In setting a 300-kill quota, the Natural Resources Board disregarded wishes from tribes and conservationists, and recommendations from the DNR experts.

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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.