Last fall Clean Wisconsin, in partnership with The Pleasant Lake Management District, persuaded the Dane County Circuit Court to order the DNR to vacate, or invalidate, seven high-capacity well permits and remand one for reconsideration. They had filed this challenge against the DNR after the agency issued a series of high-capacity well permits that ignored its own scientific analysis of the impacts the wells would have on neighboring water bodies. The court’s ruling is a first step in restoring the scientifically-based review of the impacts of high capacity well pumping.


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