Monthly Archives: August 2010

The EPA Continues to Tinker with GHG Reporting Requirements

  Monitoring greenhouse gases (GHG) has already begun and the first reports are due in a few short months, but for the third time this year the EPA is proposing amendments to the GHG reporting requirements. The EPA predicts that … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change

Regulatory Rules Strain Businesses

Jeff Landin, president of the Wisconsin Paper Council, recently authored an op-ed piece for the Post Crescent discussing the impact of the EPA’s proposed emissions standards for boilers and solid waste incinerators on Wisconsin businesses.

Posted in General

Tailoring Rules May Subject Wisconsin Businesses to Federal Permitting

The EPA has proposed two rules to ensure New Source Review Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permits that address greenhouse gases (GHG) are issued. The first rule directs 13 states to revise their permitting plans while all other states evaluate … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Climate Change

Natural Resources Board Rushes to Finalize Proposed Rules

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board begins its two-day August meeting today in Superior. This meeting is notable because the DNR is rushing to finalize a number of proposed rules and submit them to the Legislature to meet the September 1 … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Natural Resources

EPA Rejects Claims of Flawed Climate Science

On July 29, 2010 the EPA re-affirmed its 2009 determination that climate change is real, is occurring due to emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities, and threatens human health and the environment by rejecting 10 petitions for reconsideration.

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Potential Revisions to Water Quality Standards Regulation

Proposed changes to the rules governing water quality and conservation in Wisconsin have generated interest from all corners of the state. Wisconsin, however, is not the only place where water quality is an issue for debate. The EPA recently announced … Continue reading

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Phosphorus Rules Continue to Muddy the Regulatory Waters

Two state Senate panels recently heard testimony on the phosphorus rules that were adopted by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board in June.

Posted in Department of Natural Resources