By Sean Ryan The plan to open a restaurant on the Milwaukee lakefront site of the former Pieces of Eight is poised to move forward even though it probably violates the Wisconsin Constitution. “We are not going to keep them ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder The owners of the Rosendale Dairy are so confident they will receive the final state permit for an estimated $35 million expansion, they already started the second phase of construction. The concentrated animal feeding operation permit from ...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 Environmental groups can expect a fight if they follow through with their threat to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to encourage new rules regulating phosphorous levels in water. Seven environmental organizations are trying to get the ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan A Milwaukee alderman is defending the city’s preference for local bidders against criticism from Milwaukee 7, a group formed to promote regional cooperation. “It seems any type of legislation or a policy objective that benefits the city ...
Tagged with: American Sewer Services Inc. Ashanti Hamilton Baas bidding Clean Water Fund DNR local preference Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Milwaukee Milwaukee 7 MJ Construction Inc. Underground Pipeline Construction Inc. Wanta Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wisconsin Underground Contractors AssociationRead More »
By Paul Snyder The debate over state Department of Natural Resources leadership appointments boils down to one issue for construction industry associations: Whoever controls project permitting must be accountable to the governor. “The problem is there’s a lot of gray ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan [email protected] Brian Rudy has heard enough. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week, with a brief respite during the gun deer hunting season, Rudy hears the shotgun blasts, rifle cracks and pistol claps float ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan [email protected] Utica Energy LLC’s decision to settle wastewater charges is the latest example of a growing problem between ethanol producers and Wisconsin regulators. Utica Energy, which operates an ethanol plant in the town of Utica, will pay ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder [email protected] Wisconsin Power & Light Co. announced Thursday that it has begun testing the use of biomass at its Nelson Dewey Generating Station in Cassville. The move comes after the company received a research and testing exemption ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder [email protected] An attorney for a Berlin contractor argues the state cracked down too hard on the company with a $194,000 fine for environmental violations on two construction projects. “There were violations,” said Richard Carlson, the attorney representing ...Read More »