Marathon County residents express concerns about mining company’s plans to drill for gold

Some Marathon County residents expressed fears Tuesday that a mining company’s plans to drill for gold and other minerals in central Wisconsin may lead to water contamination. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported that mining company GreenLight Metals had applied with Marathon County for an exploration permit. Exploratory drilling marks the first step for any … Read more

Kewaunee County dairy CAFO sues DNR over permit barring future expansion

A controversial dairy farm in Kewaunee County is suing state environmental regulators over changes to its wastewater permit that strengthen groundwater monitoring and prevent the operation from expanding beyond its current size. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued the modified permit to Kinnard Farms in Casco on March 25. The changes are tied to … Read more