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Regulators step up runoff enforcement

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Regulators have a stern message for contractors: If you ignore runoff and storm-water rules, we’ll see you in court. This week, the Wisconsin Department of Justice settled two cases against property owners and contractors that violated state ...

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Agencies push WisDOT for Zoo Interchange details

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.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. ...

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State doubles up on asbestos oversight

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com The state should have combined its two asbestos-inspection programs, abatement company owners say, before hitting up contractors for new certification fees. Wisconsin has two sets of regulators for asbestos-abatement projects. The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family ...

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Lawmakers dip their feet in groundwater debate

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Wisconsin legislators seeking tougher groundwater regulations are hearing the same message from development and environmental groups: Be careful who you pick on. “I think it will be a problem for developers,” said Tom Larson, director of regulatory ...

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Wisconsin considers shoreline building changes

Todd Richmond AP Writer Madison (AP) — Shoreline property owners would have to limit the size of new driveways, decks and roofs under changes to Wisconsin’s waterfront building regulations announced by state environmental officials Wednesday. The revisions represent the first ...

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MMSD pushes for methane power

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District is proposing a 17-mile methane gas pipeline to minimize effects on waterways and decrease permitting requirements. The district wants to take methane gas generated at the Emerald Park Landfill in Muskego, pipe ...

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