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After lawsuits, new PFAS standards to take effect

Wisconsin Republicans will allow regulations Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' administration developed to control pollution from a group of chemicals known as PFAS to take effect, a spokesman for the lawmaker who controls the Legislature's rules committee said Monday.

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Environmentalists balk at Walker carbon limits lawsuit

Environmentalists balked Friday at Republican Gov. Scott Walker's plans to sue the federal government over new limits on power plants' carbon emissions, saying the governor is ignoring climate change and simply wants to show he opposes government regulation as he mulls a presidential bid.

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Justices air out issues in EPA pollution case

During an expanded, 90-minute argument session Tuesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wrangled over whether the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to impose power plant emission rules upon states that contribute to the air pollution of neighboring states.

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PSC fined for pollution from power plant

The Wisconsin Public Service Corp. has been ordered to pay $80,000 in forfeitures and court costs for excessively polluting the area surrounding its coal power plant in Rothschild.

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Recycling company fined for spills

A Clyman recycling company was ordered this month to pay $40,000 in penalties and court costs after it failed to adequately respond to two spills that sent waste into waterways, according to a news release sent Thursday by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s office.

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Judge upholds chemical cleanup plan for Fox River

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Efforts to dredge toxic industrial chemicals from the Fox River should continue, a federal judge has ruled. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Natural Resources filed a federal lawsuit against NCR Corp. and 11 others in 2010, after the companies said they were dredging the river under protest and that they had not agreed ...

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