Gov. Tony Evers has announced a new $10 million grant program to address polluted private wells. The program uses one-time funding through federal COVID-19 relief under the American Rescue Plan Act. It will target the treatment, replacement or abandonment of polluted private wells. See more information here.
Effective May 20, 2022, federal agencies will be required to consider indirect and cumulative environmental impacts of their actions, including those related to climate change, according to an article published on Yahoo!News.
If you weren’t able to attend John Jansen’s presentation on the groundwater impacts from the proposed Richfield Dairy, or if you attended and would like to review the information that was presented, here is a link to the PowerPoint slides.
Learn What is Coming Our Way Along with Richfield Dairy July 2021 the Wisconsin Supreme Court gave the Wisconsin DNR the authority to require off-site nitrate monitoring wells and to limit animal unit numbers (the number of cows, heifers, calves, etc. housed on a given site) when they issue Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits […]
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 […]
Click here for an informative article on PFAS by Tommy Enright.
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.