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Discussions, news, and events about the environment in Wisconsin.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #108 Declaring an Energy Emergency

Governor Tony Evers
February 11, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order , declaring an energy emergency in the state of Wisconsin. Due to the below-average temperatures, snow, and ice storms throughout the state leading up to February, deliveries of petroleum and propane products shipped by truck, barge, and particularly rail are limited.

Gov. Evers Announces State to Take Steps Toward Legal Action Against PFAS Contaminators

January 22, 2021

 State will seek outside legal counsel to investigate and prepare for litigation against corporate actors responsible

Environmental Review Of The City Of Eau Claire Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program

January 19, 2021

The City of Eau Claire is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to address deficiencies in its public drinking water system. The project primarily includes the replacement of lead service lines throughout the City of Eau Claire.

DNR To Host Online Listening Sessions Jan. 20 Regarding PFAS Investigation In Marinette, Peshtigo And Surrounding Communities

January 19, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is holding online listening sessions on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 to seek public input on PFAS contamination in Marinette, Peshtigo and surrounding communities. The meeting is the 12th in a series of 14 meetings the DNR will host for area residents.

Special DNR meeting on the wolf hunt

January 19, 2021

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet virtually on Friday for a Special Meeting to discuss the next steps to establish a wolf hunt in Wisconsin in 2021.

Melanie Johnson on PFAS Action Plan

HEAT Presentation 01/13/2021 Melanie Johnson

January 14, 2021

Melanie Johnson of the Wisconsin DNR did a presentation on 1/13/2021 about the new PFAS action plan and the problems with PFAS contamination in Wisconsin. The slide deck from the presentation is attached below.

DNR Issues Wastewater Discharge Permit For JCI/Tyco Facility In Marinette

December 30, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the reissue of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit that regulates industrial wastewater discharges from the Johnson Controls Inc. and Tyco Fire Products, LP Facility ("JCI/Tyco") to the Menominee River at One and Two Stanton Street in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Dunn County PR&D Meeting for 12/22/2020

12/22/2020 PR&D Meeting - Part 1

December 22, 2020

The primary item of interest in this meeting is a public hearing on the proposed Agricultural Performance Standards and Manure Storage and Management Ordinances. The other hearing for this meeting was supposed to cover the Draft Land Division, Condominium, and Surveying Regulations Ordinance. The Land Division Ordinance hearing has been postponed.

The committee will be taking the comments made during the hearing under advisement and will use those comments to improve the ordinance.

Lake Menomin Walleye Regulation Change Meeting On Dec. 8

Lake Menomin
December 2, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to discuss a proposed change to the walleye regulations for Lake Menomin in Dunn County on Dec. 8.

DNR Investigating Manure Spill Near Cashton

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November 12, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is assisting with the investigation of a manure spill that occurred in northern Vernon County which resulted in a fish kill in Knapp Creek.

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