Monthly Archives: May 2012

EPA Forms Advisory Board On Great Lakes Issues

The EPA has announced the creation of an advisory board to support federal agencies with the implementation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the updated Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

Posted in Environmental Protection Agency, Water

Walker Expands DNR’s Green Tier Regulatory Flexibility Program

Gov. Walker has signed Executive Order 69, which directs the DNR to expand its existing Green Tier program to meet both environmental and economic development goals. Green Tier is a voluntary program that recognizes and rewards businesses for environmental performance … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Natural Resources

GLLF Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of WMC & MWFPA in Lake Koshkonong Case

The Great Lakes Legal Foundation has filed a friend of the court brief in support of the petitioners in the Rock-Koshkonong Lake Dist. et al. v. DNR (2008AP1523) case on behalf of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and the Midwest Food … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Natural Resources, Water, Wisconsin Supreme Court

Vote Cook for Environmental Law Section Board

The Foundation’s own Andrew Cook is running for the public interest position on the board of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Environmental Law Section. Andrew Cook is an attorney with the Great Lakes Legal Foundation, a non-profit public interest law … Continue reading

Posted in General

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Plaintiffs Entitled to Receive “Phantom Damages”

The Spring 2012 edition of the Federalist Society’s State Court Docket Watch features an article authored by GLLF Director of Legal Services Andrew Cook. The article, Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Plaintiffs Entitled to Receive “Phantom Damages,” provides an in-depth analysis … Continue reading

Posted in Wisconsin Supreme Court

GLLF Granted Amicus Status in Lake Koshkonong Case

Great Lakes Legal Foundation staff are currently working on a friend of the court brief in support of the petitioners in the Rock-Koshkonong Lake Dist. et al. v. DNR (2008AP1523) case on behalf of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and the … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Natural Resources

“If I Wanted America to Fail” Video Highlights Energy & Environmental Policy Concerns

A popular internet video modeled after Paul Harvey’s classic essay, “If I Were the Devil,” asks “What would you do if you wanted America to fail?” The answer, according to the video’s creators, is continue on America’s current energy and … Continue reading

Posted in Energy

EPA Administrator Who Compared Enforcement Strategy to Crucifixion Resigns

Al Armendariz, the EPA’s Regional Administrator for Region 6, has resigned amidst Congressional outcry over remarks that Armendariz made at a 2010 town hall comparing his enforcement strategy to the Roman practice of crucifixion.

Posted in Environmental Protection Agency

DNR Enforcement Actions Draw Attention

Recent news articles focusing on the DNR’s enforcement numbers and policies have drawn attention to the agency’s enforcement practices and brought it into the political storm of the recall elections.

Posted in Department of Natural Resources

Obama to Highlight Climate Change and Environmental Issues in Reelection Campaign

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, President Obama highlighted his intention to make climate change and environmental issues a centerpiece of his 2012 reelection campaign.

Posted in Climate Change