water pollution

Rebecca Alegria, Aquria Sisk and Frank Alegria at water celebration on Stephenson Island, Wisc.

Enviros and Menominee tribe fight to keep Back Forty Mine at bay

BY: - July 20, 2021

For years, Indigenous and environmental groups have been standing up against Calgary-based Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, arguing a rupture could harm the area’s freshwater and ecosystem. And about 200 miles west across Lake Michigan, in the far reaches of the Upper Peninsula, a similar story is unfolding. On Friday, […]

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Glass of water being filled from a tap

A big win for clean water in Wisconsin

BY: - July 12, 2021

Last week, the people of Wisconsin achieved an important victory in the fight for clean water and a healthy environment. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that current law gives the state authority to enforce water quality standards through the use of permit conditions for large agricultural operations known as concentrated animal feeding operations or “CAFOs.”  […]

American Rivers ranks the Raccoon River as the ninth-most-endangered in the country. (Photo by Perry Beeman/Iowa Capital Dispatch)

Iowa faces ‘catastrophe’ as Raccoon River ranks among nation’s most endangered

BY: - April 19, 2021

Des Moines Water Works will face a “catastrophe” unless Iowa finds a way to reduce farm pollution in the Raccoon River, which last week was named as one of the nation’s most endangered, the utility’s CEO said. “It is clear, given the ammonia, phosphorus, and thousands of pounds of nitrogen that flow past our treatment […]

Marines fighting fires with foam

DNR unveils PFAS test database

BY: - October 8, 2019

Test results from around Marinette and Peshtigo haven't yet been posted.