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AG opinion not just about high-capacity well permits

In what industry representatives hope is a sign of more good things to come, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is streamlining its high-capacity-wells policies in response to Attorney General Brad Schimel’s May 10 formal opinion on 2011 Wis. Act 21’s limits on agency authority.

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Assembly GOP asks AG for opinion on high-capacity wells

Assembly Republicans asked Wisconsin's attorney general Tuesday for an opinion on the extent of state environmental officials' authority to regulate high-capacity water wells, a move that could resolve the debate without legislation as lawmakers rush to end their two-year session.

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Judge blames regulatory failure for toxic wells

An administrative law judge has ruled that "massive regulatory failure" led to groundwater contamination in a dairy farming region and that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources must take steps to prevent further pollution.

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Wisconsin court: Hunters can train dogs on wolves

A state appeals court ruled Thursday that hunters can train dogs to chase down wolves, rejecting arguments from a group of humane societies that wildlife officials are allowing deadly wolf-dog clashes and cementing one of the most contentious elements of Wisconsin wolf hunting.

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