EPA http://wxpr.org en Walker Says Science Should Decide EPA's Mining Involvement http://wxpr.org/post/walker-says-science-should-decide-epas-mining-involvement <p>Governor Scott Walker says he hopes the EPA won’t intervene based on political reasons to stop an iron mine permitting process from moving forward.&nbsp;</p><p>Wisconsin’s six Chippewa tribes have asked the federal agency to step in before the state DNR or the Army Corps of Engineers reviews a proposed mine in the Penokee Hills.&nbsp; The tribes say water quality and fisheries protected by treaty rights are at stake.</p><p>Stopping in Rhinelander today, Governor Walker said state laws offer strong environmental protections.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:35:35 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 20561 at http://wxpr.org Walker Says Science Should Decide EPA's Mining Involvement Potawatomi Seek EPA Approval for Water Quality Authority http://wxpr.org/post/potawatomi-seek-epa-approval-water-quality-authority <div><p>The Forest County Potawatomi Community is taking a first step towards controlling water quality on its reservation. The Wisconsin DNR is looking for public input on the proposal.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:16:17 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 17091 at http://wxpr.org Potawatomi Seek EPA Approval for Water Quality Authority WPS Fined $80K For Emissions Violation http://wxpr.org/post/wps-fined-80k-emissions-violation <p>The Attorney General's office has reached a judgment against Wisconsin Public Service because of violations of it's air pollution control permit.&nbsp; The northeastern Wisconsin utility is being fined $80,000.</p><p>The civil complaint was filed in Marathon County Circuit Court. &nbsp;DNR Air Management spokesperson Jeff Johnson talks about what happened this week.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:50:25 +0000 Ken Krall 7267 at http://wxpr.org