As reported by the investigative reporters at Wisconsin watch.org, more and more residents throughout the state are finding that their drinking water is contaminated. The contaminants include bacteria and viruses, heavy metals, pesticides, and naturally occurring chemicals like arsenic and radium. In urban areas, particularly Milwaukee but also Madison, lead pipes are exposing children to […]
With the science department of the Wisconsin DNR nearly gutted by the Walker administration, more must be done to monitor environmental insults to Wisconsin’s nature — that, according to Kimberly Wright from the Midwest Environmental Advocates. That group’s responsibility is to aid citizen groups advocating for maintaining environmental standards for water, chemicals, and toxins — […]
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.
Essential to life, in recent years the state’s water supply has been threatened by deregulation, farm run-off, lead contamination, and more. Sarah Geers from the Midwest Environmental Advocates discusses their organization’s mission and activities to keep Wisconsin’s water safe. In addition to litigations, they are teaming up with the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts & […]
On to the second week of our Radio Active Fall Pledge Drive! In honor of the anniversary of the Clean Water Act, today Patty Peltekos talks with Kim Wright, Executive Director of Midwest Environmental Advocates, to discuss this and new developments in Kewaunee County regarding the proposed CAFO. Executive Director Kim Wright is also the former director […]
Guest host Patty Peltekos discussed this and more on Wisconsin CAFOs with Scott Dye, a field associate with the Socially Responsible Agriculture Project, Tressie Kamp from Midwest Environmental Advocates, and Kewaunee County Resident Mick Sagrillo.