Monthly Archives: June 2013

Pres. Obama Unveils Climate Change Plan

Pres. Obama has laid out a sweeping new climate change plan. The plan, which would cut carbon emissions in the United States and encourage other countries to do so as well, bypasses Congress, opting to achieve the president’s policy goals … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Climate Change, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Regulatory Train Wreck, Renewable Energy

State Bar to Host CLE on Mining Law

The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Environmental Law Section is hosting an all day symposium on mining law in Wisconsin on Aug. 28, 2013. The Foundation’s own Andy Cook, who is also a a director of the Environmental Law Section, will … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Natural Resources, Rulemaking in Wisconsin

Executive Overreach in the Age of Obama: Dodd-Frank, IRS Targeting, & the DOJ A Conversation with former White House Counsel Boy

THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY FOR LAW & PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES MADISON LAWYERS CHAPTER PRESENTS: Executive Overreach in the Age of Obama: Dodd-Frank, IRS Targeting, & the DOJ A Conversation with former White House Counsel Boyden Gray Moderated by the Honorable Randy … Continue reading

Posted in Regulatory Train Wreck

High Capacity Well Budget Provision Statewide Priority for Employers

In a recent blog post we explained how the high capacity well provision in the Wisconsin budget preserves environmental protections wile limiting regulatory uncertainty. Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce has posted a new article explaining why the provision is important to … Continue reading

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

High Capacity Well Budget Provision Preserves Environmental Protections, Limits Regulatory Uncertainty

A motion (#375) passed by the Joint Finance Committee (12-4) limiting the ability of environmental groups to challenge high-capacity well permits will help reduce regulatory uncertainty and create jobs, while continuing to protect the environment.

Posted in Court Watch, Department of Natural Resources, Regulatory Train Wreck, Water, Wisconsin Legislature, Wisconsin Supreme Court