Environment

Water Quality Task Force bills pass with some debate 10 bipartisan...

Water quality wouldn’t seem like a partisan issue, and for the most part it appears the two sides of the Wisconsin’s legislature are approaching...

Livestock bill ‘streamlines’ permitting process Towns association backs measure, critics say...

Legislation that would make a sweeping change to the process for municipalities to weigh in on large livestock operations ran into resistance Thursday as...

Kaul objects to regs that could leave lead in Wisconsin drinking...

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul on Thursday weighed in on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new position on lead line replacements. The EPA's proposed changes...

Big-money lobbyists against regulating PFAS

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and four other special interest groups opposed to bills aimed at regulating so-called “forever chemicals” have spent more than...

Wisconsin PFAS Action Council Developing Action Plan

The Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC) is currently developing an action plan to identify priority responses to per-and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS) spread in the...

PFAS “compromise bill” moving forward in state

Wisconsin continues to develop a legislative response to the spread of PFAS chemicals across the state, in what is becoming a bipartisan race against...

Which way to turn? The crisis in organic farming has divided advocates...

(Part two in a two-part series.) Mark Kastel, a passionate organic farming watchdog, lays out the crisis that is chipping away at the moral high...

Stranger than fiction: how we are responding to climate change

In a manuscript I’ve tried to sell — agent rejections piled high — a subplot involves a time in the near future when a...

Organic food crisis threatens Wisconsin dairy farmers What's in your grocery store's...

(This is part one in a two-part series.) "The last two years have not been smooth sailing," Ron Miller, general manager of the R&G Miller...

“Forever plastics” may soon leave Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County supervisors are continuing to tackle the use of plastic products, with Supervisors Marina Dimitrijevic and Marcelia Nicholson being the latest to introduce...
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