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Mar 29, 2023

Wisconsin lawmakers approve settlement with factory farm

The Legislature's finance committee approved a $215,000 deal Tuesday between the state Justice Department and a factory farm to settle pollution allegations.

Jan 26, 2023

EPA considers tougher regulation of livestock farm pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will study whether to toughen regulation of large livestock farms that release manure and other pollutants into waterways.

Jan 12, 2023

EPA moves to toughen standards for deadly soot pollution

The Biden administration is proposing tougher standards for a deadly air pollutant, saying that reducing soot from tailpipes, smokestacks and wildfires could prevent thousands of premature deaths a year.

May 5, 2022

Biden to crack down on polluters in poor, minority areas

Following through on a campaign promise, the Biden administration on Thursday announced a wide-ranging enforcement strategy aimed at holding industrial polluters accountable for damage done to poor and minority neighborhoods.

Sep 7, 2021

Environmentalists monitor downstream impacts of soft water

As the CEO of Madison Boats, Tyler Leeper is "highly invested" in ensuring the many water bodies that define Madison stay healthy. Decades of rising chloride levels are threatening more than just Leeper's bottom line.

Mar 26, 2021

Pollution concerns lead to bottled water for French Island

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that the state will provide free bottled water to about 4,300 residents of French Island in La Crosse County due to concerns about groundwater pollution from PFAS "forever chemicals" that have been linked to causing cancer and a wide array of other illnesses.

Apr 7, 2020

Couple’s lawsuit alleges factory demolition spread dangerous PCBs

A Watertown couple is suing three companies over an industrial cleanup that they allege dusted their property with toxic substances and left contaminated concrete buried within yards of the Rock River.

Jan 31, 2020

Wisconsin lawmakers introduce sweeping PFAS pollution bill

Two northeastern Wisconsin lawmakers introduced sweeping legislation Thursday meant to curb water and air pollution from man-made chemicals known as PFAS.

Jan 30, 2020

Bill would ban use of coal-tar asphalt coatings

isconsin lawmakers are looking to ban the use of coal-tar-based asphalt sealants, a material that’s often employed in pavement projects but is also blamed linked to cancer and pollution. Recently introduced legislation, Senate Bill 716 and Assembly Bill 797, calls for a statewide ban on the use and sale of coal-tar-based sealants and other materials containing high levels of polycyclic aromatic[...]

Jan 29, 2020

What’s next for the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota

Plans for the construction of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline inched forward last week with several approvals at both the federal and state levels, but opponents in South Dakota say they haven't given up on preventing, or at least slowing, the pipeline's construction.

Jan 8, 2020

Lawmaker task force urges $10M for clean water initiatives

A bipartisan water pollution task force proposed more than a dozen bills Wednesday designed to curb contamination across Wisconsin, capping a year's worth of research and discussion.

Jan 6, 2020

Ashland cleanup project clears way for development along Lake Superior (UPDATE)

More than 25 years after contamination was found in a lakefront site in the city of Ashland, construction crews have completed the last stage of needed cleanup work.


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