Today, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court issued a decision in a pair of lawsuits determining the Department of Natural Resources authority to protect Wisconsin’s waterways. The rulings grant the DNR power to regulate and monitor pollution and overuse of the state’s groundwater — and it brings to a close a complex legal battle that began nearly a […]
Yesterday, Attorney General Josh Kaul formally rescinded an order that banned the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources from monitoring and studying the state’s high-capacity wells. The wells, which are commonly used on industrial-scale farms, can drain and harm the state’s waterways. But, the order was just the first step towards returning administration of the wells […]
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with current Representative and gubernatorial candidate Dana Wachs. In his interview, Wachs emphasized the importance of environmental issues to the state of Wisconsin, including hunting rights, CAFOs, water quality, high capacity wells and Foxconn. Other topics discussed include the consequences of Act 10 and educational policy.
Wisconsin’s Little Plover River has repeatedly dried up in recent years in part due to groundwater depletion from high-capacity wells. Attorney General Brad Schimel issued an opinion last week that the DNR lacks authority to regulate these wells. Tony Castaneda talks with Christa Westerberg, counsel for Friends of the Central Sands, about how this may […]
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel issued a formal opinion Tuesday about how the state Department of Natural Resources should regulate high-capacity wells. Darien Lamen reports on whether the announcement will shift the balance between industry and conservation.
(WORT) — This week we cover the Day without Latinos Rally, the State of the Tribes Address, and Nigel O’Shea reviews the fish fry at the East Side Club in Madison.