Monthly Archives: January 2013

GLLF Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of WMC in Clean Water Act Permitting Case

The Great Lakes Legal Foundation has filed a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in a case involving a lawsuit against Flambeau Mining Company for alleged violations of the Clean Water … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Natural Resources, Water

GAO Report: Agencies Could Take Additional Steps to Respond to Public Comments

A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), an investigative arm of Congress, found that more than one-third of federal regulations move through the early stages without input from the public.

Posted in Regulatory Train Wreck

China Consumes Nearly as Much Coal as the Rest of the World Combined

The U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Energy Information Administration provides a comparison of energy usage in China and the rest of the world in a recent blog post. According to newly released international data, coal consumption in China grew more than … Continue reading

Posted in Energy

DATCP Reminds us to Think Digital Safety on Data Privacy Day

If you use the internet, you have a digital footprint. Whether you are shopping, searching, listening to music or posting to a social media account, you are leaving traces of your activities online, and it is important to protect your … Continue reading

Posted in General

Legislature Focuses on Rules Review

Gov. Walker made clear in his State of the State Address, and with the coinciding release of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board report, that reforming Wisconsin’s Administrative Code is a priority for the state. The Assembly has now started … Continue reading

Posted in Wisconsin Legislature

One on One Interviews with Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack is up for reelection for a 10-year term on the court, and she is being challenged by Wisconsin’s “King of Lemon Laws,” Vince Megna, and Marquette University Law School professor Edward Fallone. WisconsinEye recently … Continue reading

Posted in Wisconsin Supreme Court

Regulatory Review Report Released

A report released in conjunction with Gov. Walker’s State of the State Address proposes regulatory changes which could become the foundation of the governor’s stated goal of reforming government.

Posted in General

2013 Guide to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Judicial Evaluation

The Wisconsin Civil Justice Council’s 2013 Guide to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Judicial Evaluation, which highlights the most important business decisions issued by the court over the past two years, is now available. According to the report, Justice Patience … Continue reading

Posted in Wisconsin Supreme Court

Jackson Leaving EPA

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, who rolled out the agency’s first greenhouse gas regulations and clashed often with Capitol Hill Republicans, has announced that she will leave the agency after Pres. Obama’s State of the Union address.

Posted in Environmental Protection Agency

Walker Reappoints Ellen Nowak to the PSC

Gov. Walker has announced the reappointment of Commissioner Ellen Nowak to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission.

Posted in Energy