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Apr 29, 2019

Environmental group clashes with Kohler Co. over golf course

Kohler Co. and an environmental group are at odds over the Wisconsin-based manufacturing company's plan to build a golf course on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Feb 27, 2018

Senate panel to tackle wetlands proposals

A panel of Wisconsin Senate lawmakers plan on Wednesday to hear public testimony on a bill calling for changes to the state’s wetland-mitigation rules.

Dec 11, 2017

Committees set hearing on GOP bill to end wetland permits

Two legislative committees have scheduled a joint hearing on a Republican bill that would allow developers to build on state wetlands without a permit.

Oct 18, 2017

Environmental groups come out in support of exception to wetland-permitting rules

Lawmakers on Wednesday heard public testimony on a bill that would let dredgers dispose of fill material in certain types of wetlands without first obtaining a permit. And some of the support, at least, is coming from a surprising source – environmental groups. If adopted by the full Legislature and signed by the governor, Senate Bill […]

Oct 17, 2017

Hearing set on proposal to expand wetland permit exceptions

A panel of lawmakers is preparing to hear public testimony on a proposal that would expand the types of artificial wetlands that can be filled without a permit. Under current law, discharging fill or dredged material into a wetland requires either a general or individual permit. The state Department of Natural Resource’s rules allow exceptions […]

Mar 3, 2016

Walker signs bill providing immunity for ‘fish sticks’ projects

A law Gov. Scott Walker signed this week provides immunity from civil liability for damage caused by structures used to protect and cultivate fish and wildlife in waterways and wetlands.

Mar 10, 2015

Citizens group heads to court over railroad’s wetland permit

A group of citizens has gone to court in La Crosse County to try to block BNSF Railroad's plans to build tracks through the La Crosse River marsh.

Jan 6, 2014

Mining cos. ordered to pay $80K in fines

Two Minnesota mining companies will pay $80,000 in forfeitures and fees for discharging sediment into a wetland complex, creek and the St. Croix River.

Nov 29, 2013

New limits on the public trust doctrine

After years of expanding the public trust doctrine, the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Legislature are reversing course.

Aug 11, 2012

Judge approves settlement in wetlands violations case

The Wisconsin Department of Justice on Friday settled its lawsuit against Green Bay concrete and aggregate contractor Triple P Inc., Green Bay, and James O. Peters Sr.

Aug 6, 2012

Settlement reached in wetlands violation

An Illinois resident who illegally filled wetlands during three separate years in Oneida County has agreed to pay $30,000 plus the cost of environmental restoration, the Wisconsin Department of Justice announced Monday.

Jun 11, 2012

AG: Golf course to pay 12K for wetland, waterway violations

The Platteville Golf and Country Club will pay $12,000 for the grading and filling of a streambed and wetlands without obtaining a permit from the state Department of Natural Resources, according to a news release from Attorney General’s J.B. Van Hollen office.


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