Monthly Archives: February 2013

DNR Releases Water Reports

The DNR has released some of the first reports required by the Great Lakes Compact – a summary of 2011 water withdrawals and the 2012 Wisconsin Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review.

Posted in Department of Natural Resources, Rulemaking in Wisconsin, Water

PSC Denies Wind Farm Permit

On a 2-1 vote, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) decided to deny the application of Highland Wind Farm, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct a 102.5 Megawatt Wind Electric Facility in the … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Renewable Energy

EPA Cracking Down on Dairies

Wisconsin’s popular Agri-View News recently drew attention to the EPA’s plan to more closely monitor dairies in the future.

Posted in Environmental Protection Agency, Water

Government Report Adds Climate Change to List of High Risks Facing the Country

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has added climate change to its biennial list of high-risk areas facing government operations. The report says the U.S. needs a better cross-government approach to a threat that’s creating huge financial exposure.

Posted in Climate Change

Snow Cover: A View from Space

NASA’s image of the day is a cool satellite picture showing snow cover in the Midwest.  

Posted in Water

EIA Explores Cellulosic Biofuels Shortfall

The Energy Information Administration at the U.S. Dept. of Energy recently released an article discussing the projected cellulosic biofuel shortfall and its implications.

Posted in Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Renewable Energy

Possible Executive Action on Climate Change

In his State of the Union address, Pres. Obama exhorted Congress to adopt a “bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change” and warned that if “Congress won’t act soon” he will direct his Cabinet to come up with “executive actions.” Various … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Regulatory Train Wreck

Quarterly Do Not Call Deadline is Feb. 28

There are more than 2.1 million phone numbers on Wisconsin’s No Call List…is yours one of them? The next quarterly deadline for registrations is February 28, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is reminding Wisconsin … Continue reading

Posted in Rulemaking in Wisconsin

Roggensack, Fallone Win Supreme Court Primary

On April 2, incumbent Justice Patience Roggensack will face Marquette Law professor Ed Fallone for her chance to win another 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. According to unofficial results from the Associated Press, with 99 percent of precincts … Continue reading

Posted in Court Watch, Wisconsin Supreme Court

EPA Releases Enforcement Maps

The EPA has released a new tool that allows the public to see graphical illustrations and maps of enforcement and compliance data for waste, air, and water programs across the country.

Posted in Clean Air Act, Environmental Protection Agency, Waste, Water