Wisconsin

all water should be tested for pfas peril wisconsin dnr says

All water should be tested for PFAS peril, Wisconsin DNR says

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recommended that all water systems in the state be tested for PFAS chemicals. The DNR is providing free, voluntary sampling projects for municipal water systems across the state. Read the full story by WKBY-TV – La Crosse, WI. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Wisconsin

environmentalists say wisconsin failed to fully review an oil pipeline projects risks the epa agrees

Environmentalists say Wisconsin failed to fully review an oil pipeline project’s risks. The EPA agrees.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is the lead state agency for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, permitting the $450 million project and in December, released a draft environmental review of the company’s plan. Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the state’s review failed to fully analyze the ways in which the project could harm…

wisconsin court conservative holdover can stay on dnr board

Wisconsin court: Conservative holdover can stay on DNR board

Wisconsin court: Conservative holdover can stay on DNR board

By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s conservative-controlled Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a conservative member of the Department of Natural Resources policy board may remain on the panel indefinitely in a far-reaching decision that leaves Democratic Gov. Tony Evers all but powerless to seat any of his appointees who need legislative approval.

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wisconsin court bats down challenge to kohler golf course

Wisconsin court bats down challenge to Kohler golf course

Wisconsin court bats down challenge to Kohler golf course

By Harm Venhuizen, Associated Press/Report for America

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservatives on the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled June 30 that a conservation group couldn’t challenge an agency’s decision to sell state park land for the construction of a high-end golf course along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Opponents said the ruling will make it much harder for the public to challenge decisions of state agencies.

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energy news roundup indiana sees price hikes pennsylvania wisconsin and ohio struggle with solar

Energy News Roundup: Indiana sees price hikes, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Ohio struggle with solar

Energy News Roundup: Indiana sees price hikes, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Ohio struggle with solar

Keep up with energy-related developments in the Great Lakes area with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

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Illinois:

  • A decade after ‘EVTown,’ Rivian is making an Illinois city’s electric vehicle vision a reality – Energy News Network

Officials in Normal, Illinois, see Rivian’s growth and corporate culture as a key part of the city’s long-term sustainability plan.

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help stop the spread of invasive species this summer

Help stop the spread of invasive species this summer

This Fourth of July holiday weekend, Wisconsin DNR staff and volunteers with Clean Boats, Clean Waters will be at boat launches statewide for their 2022 Landing Blitz, reminding the public of ways boaters can help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, which pose great risks to the health of our lakes and fisheries. Read…

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