Water Category Archive


  • Spencer Black: Degrading Our Waterways Part of Scott Walker’s Legacy

    A recent audit found that the Walker administration failed to follow enforcement policies against polluters more than 94 percent of the time. Under Walker, referrals for legal action against polluters have been...

    Capital Times, 07/03/2018
  • EPA Dramatically Narrows Areas of Wisconsin That Will Face Tougher Regulations for Smog

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has sided with Wisconsin officials by sharply limiting areas that will come under stricter federal ozone regulations to small strips of land along Lake Michigan. The agency’s...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/01/2018
  • Walker, Environmentalists, Spar Over Wider Review Of Lake Diversion Plan

    Gov. Scott Walker is throwing cold water on a request to have all the Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces review a Lake Michigan diversion plan that would help the planned...

    NPR, 04/20/2018
  • Michael Screnock’s Work Defending Didion, Dairy Producers Draws Fire From Liberal, Conservation Groups

    Joanna Beilman-Dulin at One Wisconsin Now said voters should not trust a candidate who has sided with “big corporate polluters and recklessly unsafe employers.”

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/29/2018
  • Foes Say Foxconn Would Breach Law Protecting Drinking Water

    Conservation groups on Wednesday slammed Foxconn Technology Group’s plan to withdraw millions of gallons of water per day from Lake Michigan saying it would violate the intent of a 2008 law aimed...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/08/2018
  • Foxconn Wants 7 Million Gallons a Day From Lake Michigan, DNR Says

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it will decide in about 90 days on a request to pump 7 million gallons a day from Lake Michigan as part of a proposed...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/29/2018
  • Bill Loosening Regulations of High-capacity Wells Headed to Gov. Scott Walker’s Desk

    Changes for high-capacity wells in Wisconsin are headed to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk. The state Assembly approved a plan Tuesday night that would loosen regulations on how high-capacity wells could be repaired,...

    Capital Times, 05/02/2017
  • Protect the Great Lakes

    Protecting and improving our Great Lakes has been one of the few things it seems almost everyone could agree on. But leave it to Donald Trump to mess that up.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/06/2017
  • Lead-poisoned Water Targeted by New Wisconsin DNR Loans

    Nearly 1,400 water systems serving 3.6 million Americans exceeded federal lead standards at least once since Jan. 1, 2013, an Associated Press analysis of U.S. EPA records recently found. In Wisconsin, 64...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/27/2016
  • Scott Walker Signs Wetlands Bill

    Gov. Scott Walker signed wide-ranging legislation on Tuesday that makes changes in regulations of wetlands and navigable waters that supporters say will benefit waterfront property owners. Walker signed Senate Bill 459, which...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/26/2016
  • Walker Signs Bills Rolling Back Protections for State Water Supply, Waterways

    The governor signed a bill allowing farmers, food processors, frac sand mine operators and other operators of high-capacity wells to replace them without a state review of how the wells are affecting...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/01/2016
  • Walker Policies Cited As Factor in Increase Rise of EPA Polluted Water Listings in Wisconsin

    The proposed EPA Impaired Waters List for 2016 in Wisconsin contains 1,694 listings, more than double the 761 approved for the list in 2004.The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has recommended...

    Green Bay Press-Gazette, 02/24/2016
  • Failure at the Faucet: Safe, Clean Drinking Water Eludes Many Wisconsinite

    In 2011, the EPA identified 75 failings in the DNR’s enforcement of the state’s wastewater pollution permit program. Last month, after the residents’ petition was filed, the state agency announced it is...

    Capital Times, 11/08/2015
  • Group Asks EPA to Step Up Oversight of State DNR

    In a teleconference, the group said that budget cutting, retirements and actions by the Legislature have effectively curbed the power of the DNR. The EPA said it is monitoring the efforts of...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/20/2015
  • Scott Walker, Legislature Altering Wisconsin’s Way of Protecting Natural Resources

    “Governor Walker believes it’s possible to protect our clean air, clean land, and clean water while enacting policies that improve our business climate and spur economic growth,” Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 10/04/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Environmental Issues

    When Gov. Scott Walker has taken action on environmental issues, it has been to the detriment of environmental protections and sustainability efforts.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Passage of Special Interest Mining Bill

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements related to Assembly passage of the open pit mining bill that will compromise Wisconsin critical natural resources. Ross...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/06/2013
  • Is Justice Roggensack’s ‘Experience’ Open Pit Mine Bill Backer’s Insurance Plan?

    MADISON, Wis. — As the State Assembly appears poised to approve controversial open pit mining legislation that weakens state environmental protections observers are universally acknowledging a lengthy court fight is certain to...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/04/2013
  • Walker Repeals Bill Affecting Water Testing

    One bill Walker signed repeals a state Department of Natural Resources rule that calls for municipal governments to install equipment to disinfect their water by December 2013. Supporters say the repeal would...

    Associated Press, 05/24/2011
  • Walker Overturned Clean Municipal Water Law

    On May 23, 2011, Walker signed into law a bill that overturns a requirement for municipal water systems to provide continuous disinfection of the municipal water supply starting by December 1, 2013,...

    2011 WI Act 19, 05/23/2011
  • Flush Out The Truth

    NOT MORGAN FREEMAN: When Tom Barrett campaigned for mayor of Milwaukee six years ago he promised to stop the sewage district from dumping raw sewage into Lake Michigan. He never kept that...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/07/2010
  • Who’s Responsible for Economic Woes? Americans for Properity Should Look in the Mirror

    Americans for Prosperity is playing the blame game about the causes of the sputtering economy, while ignoring one of the largest negative forces hurting Wisconsin - record gas prices.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/23/2008