Walker, Evers on Wisconsin’s drinking water woes

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Drinking water hasn’t been a huge issue in the race for governor, but it’s everything for the people in Kewaunee County — the poster child for water quality concerns in Wisconsin. Democratic challenger Tony Evers says a lack of local input and DNR scientists are to blame. > Wisconsin Public Radio

More evidence that contaminants from Johnson Controls subsidiary are flowing into Green Bay

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A new report from a Johnson Controls subsidiary that manufactures firefighting chemicals in northeastern Wisconsin provides the clearest evidence to date that contaminants from company operations are flowing into Green Bay at multiple points. > Green Bay Press Gazette

DOJ opened investigation on employee who criticized Schimel in the press

Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel investigated a former assistant attorney general after he made critical remarks in a newspaper story. At issue is whether the retiree, Thomas Dawson, provided confidential information to the press about a deal DOJ struck with a polluter, 3M. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Pollution potential of Foxconn plant prompts resolutions, Illinois lawsuit

More pollution may be coming to Illinois from Wisconsin, and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined by the City of Chicago, has filed a lawsuit to stop it. > Gazette Chicago

EPA is criminally investigating Wisconsin chemical barrel plants, whistleblower says

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a criminal investigation into a chain of industrial barrel refurbishing plants in Wisconsin, a whistleblower in the case has disclosed in court filings. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters releases its full slate of endorsements

The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters released its full slate of endorsements this week for November’s statewide races and numerous state Senate and Assembly seats. > Wisconsin Gazette

Baldwin hosts roundtable in Wausau, pushes for conservation fund renewal

US Senator Tammy Baldwin spent an hour in Wausau on Tuesday listening to conservation leaders from across the state regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is set to expire at the end of September. > WSAU Radio Wausau