Amid objects, DNR approves plans for large-scale hog farm in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has approved plans from the owner of a large-scale hog farm to build a second concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO, in the state’s Driftless Area. The DNR issued a wastewater permit on Friday for Howard “AV” Roth, owner of Roth Feeder Pig, Inc., to build a second facility … Read more

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