Nancy Utesch is a farmer in Kewaunee County in northeast Wisconsin. Utesch, alongside her husband, runs a 150-acre operation. The Utesch’s cattle are all grass-fed, and they use a rotational grazing system to minimize their environmental impact. For years, she and her neighbors have lived in the proverbial shadow of Kinnard Farms, a massive CAFO […]
For the first part of today’s show, we hear about the opposition to a proposed new segment of Enbridge Line 5 and the risks it poses to Wisconsin waters with Rob Lee, staff attorney at Midwest Environmental Advocates. Cover image: “Worker tight – Enbridge Oil Spill pipeline removal 2” by the US Environmental Protection Agency, […]
Photo from 12019 / 10259 images on Pixabay. A group of environmental advocates and property owners are seeking to stop an energy company’s attempt to reroute an oil pipeline in northern Wisconsin. The pipeline is owned by Endbridge, a Canadian energy company. According to the company’s website, the line was built in 1953 and […]
Speaker Vos organized a Task Force in 2019 to obtain information of the state of water quality in Wisconsin. That report has been completed, along with legislative recommendations. Staff Attorney from the Midwest Environmental Advocates, Adam Voskuil, talks about some of the findings and preliminary shortcomings. Image: Wisconsin State Legislature website
Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known by their acronym, PFAS, have shown up in Madison’s municipal Well 15, prompting the City to shut down the well. How big a problem is this, who’s to blame, and who should take responsibility for cleaning up the groundwater? On Friday, November 8th, Monday Buzz host Brian Standing spoke with Attorney […]
Now in its 20th year, the Midwest Environmental Advocates works to defend public rights, protect environmental rights, and is a watchdog for transparency and accountability in government. Peg Sheaffer, Development and Marketing Director, talks about what’s happening in the state.