Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has developed a proposed rule related to PFAS-containing firefighting foam as required per 2019 Act 101 and s. 299.48, Wis. Stats. This includes the determination of appropriate containment, treatment and disposal or storage measures for firefighting foam testing facilities. The DNR is now holding a public comment period on […]
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued two opinions that are huge wins for groundwater quality, ruling that the DNR does have the authority to protect groundwater from pollution and from overuse. Read an article about these decisions here.
The DNR will begin developing groundwater standards for 16 PFAS chemicals and six pesticides, and will begin setting maximum contaminant levels for PFAS chemicals in drinking water. Read more here.
Joined by the River Alliance of Wisconsin, Citizens for a Clean Wausau, Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin, Wisconsin Environmental Health Network, and Doug Oitzinger, a former mayor of Marinette, Midwest Environment Advocates is seeking to protect the Spills Law. Read more from the River Alliance of Wisconsin here.
The 14 Mile Watershed Alliance is officially a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The organization seeks to achieve measurable improvement in surface and groundwater quality within the 14 Mile Creek Watershed by supporting and implementing sound conservation practices, and educating and creating partnerships with all stakeholders. Read the announcement here.
Farmers in Fond du Lac and Outagamie Counties are undertaking experimental projects aimed at protecting waterways. Read more here.
The DNR has launched a Healthy Watersheds, High-Quality Waters initiative to protect the state’s waters. The program will focus on both improving impaired waters and protecting water resources that are in good condition. Read more here.
On April 6, 2021, the voters in Marquette, Portage and Wood County voted to support the right to clean water in Wisconsin, with a 73% yes vote in Marquette County, a 77% yes vote in Portage County, and a 76% yes vote in Wood County. Read the press release from River Alliance of Wisconsin here.
On April 4, 2021, the DNR released the results of the Central Sands Lake Study. Read the news release here.