A national homebuilder group contends that most contractors are unprepared for new federal lead paint rules, but Wisconsin officials say the standards will take effect in the state April 22 as planned.Read More »
By John Flesher AP Environmental Writer Traverse City, Mich. — A company preparing to build a nickel and copper mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wants to change its wastewater treatment system in a way that could negate the requirement for ...Read More »
By Alex Veiga AP Real Estate Writer Las Vegas — Think of it as the shrinking American dream. What’s out: Outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, two-story foyers and deluxe bathroom features such as multiple showerheads in the master bathroom. What’s in: ...Read More »
By Rick Callahan AP Writer Indianapolis — Federal officials are encouraging farmers to spread a chalky waste from coal-fired power plants on their fields to loosen and fertilize soil even as the officials consider regulating coal wastes for the first ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan A new federal runoff rule guarantees that contractors and developers will add a position to many construction sites in Wisconsin: water quality tester. “The one kind of negative thing, from our perspective, is that because there is ...
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By Sean Ryan Utica Energy LLC has settled two cases over the same wastewater permit violations — a situation an attorney for the company says amounts to overkill. First, the Oshkosh ethanol producer settled Wisconsin Department of Justice charges by ...Read More »
Paul Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org Backers of Milwaukee’s ordinance that favors local companies in construction bidding are defending the rule, even though its first use is likely to cost taxpayers more than $25,000. “I do think it’s a fair trade-off,” said Milwaukee ...
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Sean Ryan email@example.com Regulators and environmentalists are taking the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to task over the possible environmental impact of the Zoo Interchange project. WisDOT received letters this month from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (PDF) and U.S. ...Read More »
Sean Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org Wisconsin companies are warning Congress should encourage water conservation projects before resource shortages become a nationwide crisis. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency predicts 36 states will have water shortages by 2013, but the push to promote water ...Read More »