See Current News About Shoreland
Regulation, and Water
Gov. To Reallocate Motor Boat Gas Tax - Updating
consumption formula will provide funds for protection of Wisconsin's waters
without increasing taxes.
DNR Water Protection
Chief To Address WSN Conference -
Todd Ambs will offer insights on state's water protection plans and efforts.
Association Of Lakes Seeking Heros - Group wants to recognize those
who have helped preserve and protect the state's lakes.
River Fish Advisories Will Last For Decades - Even after clean-up of
Lower Fox, PCB spawned health adisories will stretch 25-40 years, according
to Green Bay Press Gazette.
New Citizen's Guide To
Protecting State Waters From Polluted Runoff -
Toolkit informs and describes how to use the new law to safeguard your
favorite haunts. [This is a big file and may take a little
time to download. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this,
here for a free download if you need it.]
Water Coalition Praises Leaders Who Crafted Polluted Run-off Rules -
Group thanks individuals for their role in enacting landmark rules.
Rule Needs Comment - Your letters will help support most effective
run-off control tool.
Water Act Protections Under Attack
- President and Assembly Republican actions threatening Wisconsin's rivers,
streams and lakes.
Protections Weakened By Assembly Budget Bill - Contact your state Senators
to restore protections.
Lakes Resource Directory Online - Great resource for articles, group
contacts, foundations, and free software.
Takes A Strong Stand - DNR on right track with new run-off rules, according
to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial.
Rules Would Cut Urban Runoff
- Conservation design would encourage rain and snow melt infiltration rather
than routing to storm water drainage system. [You will need
Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this, click
here for a free download if you don't already have it.]
Water: Clear Progress, Muddy Outlook - Read the Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel's terrific three part series on the state of our water.
Establish Fox River Web Site - Public health and PCB clean-up campaign
is the goal.
Holding Hearings Statewide On New Runoff Rules - March hearings cover
most significant state effort ever aimed at controlling polluted run-off.
River Settlement Sparks Criticism - DNR defends $7 million deal on
pollution claim, in Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article.
Buster - Groups release plan for water use reforms in the Great Lakes
Moves To Limit Mercury Pollution From Power Plants - Agency begins
development of reg's to reduce toxic contamination of fish and water.
Wants Superfund Status for Ashland Lakefront Site - Agency seeks clean-up
of toxic pollutants.
Sends Perrier Packing - He tells firm to abandon Adams County plan;
suggests other counties may want water bottling operation, according to
County Passes Water Resolution - County opposes large scale extraction
of spring water; may effect Perrier plans.
River PCB Damage Compensation Hearings Coming - You can help land a
$300 million package for fish and wildlife habitat.
Lawsuit Filed Against Perrier Project - WOW sues Perrier over zoning
Sued For Granting Perrier Well Permits - Local group seeks to block
Permit To Perrier A Huge Mistake, Says Group - Local citizens upset
by DNR approval.
Plant Supporter Defeated In Recall Election - Town residents overwhelmingly
reject Town Chair.
River PCB Dredging Resumes - Clean-up of last year's bungled effort
to run into late October.
Say Perrier Environmental Assessment Flawed - DNR document filled with
mistakes and poor assumptions, according to analysts.And Read the letter
from Perrier's CEO regarding his private meeting with Governor Thompson.
About Trade, Too - Perrier Proposal could establish dangerous trade
precedent for Wisconsin's waters.
3 Public Meeting On Fox River PCB Contamination - DNR and EPA to host
meeting to discuss PCB clean-up problems.
Responds To Perrier Bottling Plan - Waterkeepers of Wisconsin disputes
Perrier media statements.
River PCB Dredging Project Designed To Fail - Contractor charges project
was doomed from the start.
River PCB Dredging To Begin Again - EPA issues consent order for clean-up
of hotspot from failed demonstration project.
Of Wisconsin (WOW) Forms - Citizens to oppose large scale water extraction
plans for bottling plants.
River Clean-up Plan Approved - EPA action aims to clean harbor and
river of toxics.
Mercury Contamination In Lake Superior - Clean energy seminar on June
2 will focus on lowering mercury pollutuion.
Pushes Forward- Company seeks quick action on water bottling plant.
Wisconsin Lakes Contaminated By Mercury - 11 more lakes added to fish
consumption advisory list bringing total to 341.
Fish & Wildlife Service Joins Criticism Of PCB Dredging Project
- Agency's official comments to EPA call for quick action to fix DNR's
release of PCB's from dredging.
Activities By State Officials Sought To Help Perrier Locate In WI -
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel investigation uncovers backroom dealings.
of Letter Critical of DNR Fox River Clean-up
and Engineers Want Better Fox Clean-up - Group calls for action at
DNR dredge site.
Passes Moratorium On Bottling Plan - New effort by Perrier in New Haven
meets local opposition.
Water Sources May Be Overworked - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
story discusses growing concern.
Emergency Action On Fox Sought - Request for PCB clean-up from pollutants
released during state dredging of toxic hotspot.
Now To Save Mecan River - Perrier still considering bottling plant
on private land.
Lakes Water Levels Keep Dropping - More communities plan dredging.
Abandons Well Drilling Plan at Mecan River - Company says it will look
Wants To Bottle Wisconsin Water - Water would come from springs feeding
prized trout stream.
And Tumors In Walleyes From PCBs - Fox River anglers due $106 million
in compensation, according to Fed's.
Wants Fox River Cleaned By Feds - Brown County survey calls for Superfund
Fox River PCBs
Under Study - Investigators Promise Impartiality.
Is Message To Great Lakes Water Diversion - US/Canadian commission
hears strong opposition to sending water out of Great Lakes basin.
Rain Hits Midwestern Cities - Kenosha records mercury in rain at 73
times safe levels.
Eruptions- Chemical plant emits 20% of state's airborne mercury pollution.
in the Upper Midwest - New report from the Izaak Walton League is a
must read for anglers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan.Click
here to see a chart showing how mercury enters the food chain and gets
into the flesh of fish and humans.
and Gooey - Many Wisconsin lakes explode with algae in the Summer.
What can we do to keep them blue?
Rain is poisoning Wisconsin waters and gamefish. Some of Wisconsin's
top fishing holes are contaminated with mercury. Find out what's
behind this problem and what we can do about it.