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Wisconsin PFAS Action Council Gives Update On Clean Water Plan

Earlier this year, Gov. Tony Evers made commitments towards addressing the widespread proliferation of chemical compounds known as PFAS in the state’s water supplies, and now the Wisconsin PFAS Action Council is giving residents an update on what measures the state is taking to ensure that progress is being made.

Millions Spent to Keep Invasive Fish Out of the Great Lakes, but Who Is Protecting the Mississippi River?

Federal and state agencies spend millions of dollars every year to keep destructive invasive carp out of the Great Lakes. Meanwhile, at least 25 destructive species — like water fleas and bloody red shrimp — are inching closer to the Mississippi River Basin.

PFAS Council Releases Report on Statewide Progress Toward Clean Water

The inter-agency council of Wisconsin state government working to respond to the prevalence of cancer-causing chemicals in the state’s water released its 2022 progress report on Thursday, which shows some progress has been made but the state is still working to improve its ability to track and find sources of contamination.

Neglected Livestock Siting Rules Frustrate Farmers, Local Governments, Environmental Groups Alike

The economics of modern agriculture are pushing farmers across Wisconsin to get bigger or die, yet the state’s rules guiding where large farms can be located haven’t been updated in more than 15 years and the board responsible for hearing appeals of those decisions has had a number of vacant seats for years.