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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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Supreme Court: DNR should consider well impact

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Supreme Court says the Department of Natural Resources must consider high-capacity wells’ impact on navigable waters if the agency has concrete evidence the wells could do harm. The ruling involves a 2005 DNR permit for a well in East Troy. Conservancy groups argue the DNR didn’t consider the impact on nearby Lake Beulah. An ...

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