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Sep 12, 2023

EPA delays new rules for ozone pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency is delaying plans to tighten air quality standards for ground-level ozone — better known as smog — despite a recommendation by a scientific advisory panel to lower air pollution limits to protect public health.

May 8, 2023

Attorney General Kaul joins coalition sounding alarm over pervasive plastic microfiber pollution, Calls on EPA to protect public health

Research reflects that the consumption and inhalation of microplastic and microfibers can be associated with hormonal cancers, reproductive problems including infertility, metabolic disorders including diabetes and obesity, asthma, and neurodevelopmental disorders including autism.

Oct 17, 2022

Clean Water Act at 50: environmental gains, challenges unmet

The Clean Water Act established ambitious goals: making the nation's waters "fishable and swimmable" and restoring their "chemical, physical and biological integrity." It gave the newly established U.S. Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to set and enforce regulations.

Aug 26, 2022

EPA to designate ‘forever chemicals’ as hazardous substances

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday designated "forever chemicals" that have been used in cookware, carpets and firefighting foams as hazardous substances, clearing the way for quicker cleanup of the group of toxic compounds known as PFAS.

Jul 5, 2022

Ruling could dampen government efforts to rein in Big Tech

The Supreme Court's latest climate change ruling could dampen efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which went largely unregulated for decades as the government tried to catch up to changes wrought by the internet.

Jun 30, 2022

Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions

In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court decided Thursday to limit how the nation's main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants.

Jul 2, 2020

EPA settles lawsuit over hazardous waste near Franklin landfill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with the garbage-disposal giant Waste Management of Wisconsin, Inc. over allegedly illegal hazardous-waste practices at a landfill in Franklin. The proposed settlement, announced on Thursday, calls for increased monitoring for hazardous waste near the Metro Recycling and Disposal Facility in Franklin and a $232,000 fine to resolv[...]

Jun 29, 2020

Kaul joins call for withdrawal of loosened environmental review of infrastructure projects

Attorney General Josh Kaul has joined a coalition of state attorneys general calling for President Donald Trump to withdraw an executive order that allows federal agencies to avoid full compliance with environmental laws on infrastructure projects.

Nov 8, 2019

PFAS: Why the hysteria?

Consider this: as recently as a year ago, the term “PFAS” was relatively unknown to many lawyers, engineers and other environmental professionals.

Nov 14, 2018

Lawsuit seeks to block mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

A group is suing two federal agencies as part of an effort to block a proposed mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula near the Wisconsin line.

Aug 1, 2018

Environmental group sues over smog regulations

An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging new federal smog regulations in Wisconsin.

Oct 19, 2017

Agency settles suit over dairy industry regulation

Wisconsin environmental officials have agreed to settle a dairy industry lawsuit alleging the agency is over-regulating large livestock farms.


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