The second groundwater pumping bill of the 2017-2018 legislative session, Senate Bill 76, has been introduced. Unlike the first bill (SB 22 / AB50), which sought to manage groundwater pumping … Continue reading Wisconsin Senate Bill 76 on High Capacity Wells Introduced
A half-century of scientific work has predicted or observed that high capacity well pumping in the Wisconsin Central Sands lowers water levels in the aquifer, lakes, and wetlands as well … Continue reading How We Know High Capacity Well Pumping is Drying Central Wisconsin Lakes, Streams, and Wetlands
I’ve been fortunate in my career and personal life to have worked with many stewards of our lakes and streams and wetlands. Not that Matthew (5:3-12) needs any kind of … Continue reading Blessed are the Water Stewards ….
A legal opinion issued by Attorney General Brad Schimel (May 10 2016) would roll back protections for Wisconsin lakes, streams, and wetlands from the impacts of high capacity wells. Short-term, … Continue reading Attorney General Opinion Would Roll Back Protections from High Capacity Wells
April 12 was a big day on issues of groundwater pumping impact, as Dr. Ken Bradbury of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey and Dr. Michael Fienen of the … Continue reading A Turning Point or Just Another Study on the Heap?
The 2015-2016 Wisconsin legislative session is coming to a close without action changing groundwater pumping protections. One bill, SB 239 / AB 874, cleared the Senate on March 15, but with … Continue reading 2015-16 Legislative Session Ending, No Action on Groundwater
Hearing scheduled Wednesday February 10, 11:00 AM, Assembly Parlor of State Capitol A draft substitute amendment to the SB291 groundwater pumping bill is circulating. SB 291 was authored by Senator … Continue reading SB 291 Groundwater Pumping Bill Amendment In Draft