Adopting the legal opinion of Attorney General Brad Schimel, DNR announced in a Friday webpage post that environmental reviews for high capacity wells were mostly being suspended. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wells/documents/HighCapacity/FAQ.pdf Environmental reviews … Continue reading DNR Quits High Capacity Well Reviews for Lake, Stream, Wetland Impacts
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
A television commercial causes confusion with its claim “studies show vegetables use far less water than trees.” Is it so? No. Questions about trees and groundwater abound of late, mainly … Continue reading Do “Trees Really Use More Water than Irrigated Crops”?