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DBA Seeks to Join Lawsuits Over HCW Permits

Jan. 6., 2017

The high capacity well (HCW) permitting process had been mired in delays. Last year, Atty. Gen. Brad Schimel provided clarity by spelling out the limits of the DNR’s authority to regulate HCWs. Unfortunately, some object to what the Attorney General did. Clean Wisconsin has filed eight separate lawsuits challenging HCW permits. DBA recognizes how important a predictable HCW permitting system is for the dairy community. For that reason, together with other similar groups, we’ve filed a petition and brief in support of our request to participate in these suits as an intervenor. This would allow us to better tell our story about why a reasonable HCW permitting system is both important and legally necessary.

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