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Wisconsin judge: DNR lacks authority to regulate PFAS

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin regulators lack the inherent authority to require businesses to clean up contamination from PFAS chemicals and other toxic contaminants because legislators haven’t established any restrictions on the substances, a judge ruled Tuesday. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren’s sweeping decision marks a major defeat for the state Department of Natural ...

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Environmental group sues over ballast rules

The National Wildlife Federation sued New York state officials on Thursday for backing off on tough regulations to rid ship ballast water of invasive species that threaten the Great Lakes, the Hudson River and Long Island Sound.

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State settles Milwaukee County environmental case

Wauwatosa resident Ronald Collision will pay $2,000 for violations regarding the maintenance of underground gasoline and dry cleaning storage tanks, according to a news release from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's office.

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Court confirms owner must pay to have sunken barge removed

Saying the owner of a sunken barge in Milwaukee was a “textbook example of a litigant playing fast and loose with the judicial system,” an appellate court judge Tuesday upheld more than $37,000 in environmental penalties. The case stems from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s seizure of a riverfront property at 260 N. 12th St. The property along the Menomonee ...

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08-3951 Montgomery v. American Airlines, Inc.

Employment Hostile work environment Where an employee never complained of a hostile work environment, summary judgment was properly granted on his claim against the employer. “Employers need not divine complaints from the ether, guessing at the subjective suspicions of employees. An aggrieved employee must at least report-clearly and directly-nonobvious policy violations troubling him so that supervisors may intervene. See Durkin ...

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