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Wisconsin panel OKs relaxing emission regs, tweaks renewable program

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on the Legislature’s powerful budget committee approved a bill Wednesday that would relax portions of Wisconsin’s sulfur dioxide regulations and rework utilities’ obligations to pay into the state’s renewable energy program. The bill would eliminate requirements that major utilities submit annual plans for complying with sulfur dioxide emission requirements to the Department of Natural Resources ...

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BNSF: Court order could disrupt economy

BNSF Railway says a temporary court injunction against use of its new track through the La Crosse River marsh would damage the railroad and disrupt the economy of the northern part of the country. In documents filed this week, attorneys for BNSF challenge an order issued earlier this month by La Crosse County Circuit Judge Scott Horne, which allowed the ...

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Calumet drops Superior oil terminal idea

Plans to move oil out of the Twin Ports via Great Lakes freighters that never really took flight have now been formally grounded. Calumet Specialty Products says it has scrapped plans to build an oil terminal in Superior that could have transferred western U.S. and Canadian oil to tankers to move to eastern refineries. Calumet in January decided to pull ...

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DNR concedes its rules are faulty, then allows more frac sand mining

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is allowing more frac sand mines to open even though it let its environmental regulations on the industry expire nine months ago because the rules didn’t adequately protect streams from pollution, a state water regulator has confirmed. Over the last four years the DNR has approved more than 200 sand mining operations under a ...

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Wisconsin county shuts down frac-sand operation ‘running wild’

A Wisconsin frac-sand mine that was “running wild” and dumping polluted wastewater into an unlined pond against regulations has been shut down by Trempealeau County. The Guza Pit, four miles south of Independence, Wis., had been operating without a permit and was shut down Monday with a “stop-work” order from county regulators. It could face fines when the situation is ...

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