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Sierra Club releases CAFO report

DNR Seeking Public Comment On Draft Economic Impact Analysis Regarding Nitrate Pollution In Groundwater; Comment Deadline April 10

March 8, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently updating the NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code regarding nitrate pollution in groundwater.

The rule amendment proposes establishing agricultural nonpoint source performance standards targeted to abate nitrate pollution in groundwater areas of the state which are susceptible to groundwater contamination such that compliance with the nitrate standard can be achieved.

Lafayette County committee passes amended rule on SWIGG study information release

November 12, 2019

Update - I just spoke to board member Kriss Marion. The meeting has ended, and the Land Conservation committee passed the rule with several amendments.

Sierra Club releases CAFO report

CAFO release Meeting

John Muir Sierra Club releases paper on CAFO's and water quality

June 15, 2017

The Sierra Club released a status paper on CAFO's and water quality in Wisconsin at a release meeting in Menomonie on June 14. We attended the meeting and bring you both the paper and a video of the entire meeting where several concerned citizens testified about the issues of groundwater contamination from CAFO's, the status of some of the CAFO approvals in the state, and the lack of enforcement on the part of the DNR.