Chuck Quirmbach, Wisconsin Public Radio
An energy analyst wants the state of Wisconsin to create electric rates that reward utilities for meeting cleaner energy goals. Gary Radloff of the Wisconsin Energy Institute says the concept, known as "performance-based rates," would be simple for regulators and utilities.
Wisconsin researchers issued a paper last week that questions whether wolves that attack livestock should be killed. Scientists at the Carnivore Coexistence Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies looked at 230 verified wolf attacks on livestock in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from 1998 through 2014.
A Wisconsin tribal leader is speaking out against a pro-mining bill that's moving through the Legislature. The measure would remove a 20-year-old requirement that owners of a proposed sulfide mine have to prove similar mines elsewhere haven't caused problems before the state Department of Natural Resources could grant a permit. The current law is sometimes referred to as a "mining moratorium."
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker celebrated the Fourth of July on Tuesday by riding in a parade in Wauwatosa, but he said he'll be back at the state Capitol this morning, meeting with lawmakers on the stalled 2017-19 state budget. The governor and fellow Republicans who control the state Senate and Assembly remain especially divided on road funding. Walker says he's willing to get closer to the Assembly's goal to have little or no additional borrowing for road projects, without a long-term fix for past borrowing debt.
A federal court in Detroit will start hearing arguments this week in a lawsuit against the U.S. government over a controversial, aging oil pipeline that passes under Lake Michigan. The so-called Line 5 pipeline is operated by Enbridge Energy. The roughly 60-year-old line starts in Superior before running across Michigan's Upper Peninsula on down into the lower part of the state.
Wisconsin election officials have set a deadline of Dec. 13 for completing a recount of the state's presidential election. The recount comes at the request of Green Party candidate Jill...
A group of Great Lakes mayors is asking for a hearing to review the plan allowing Waukesha to divert water from Lake Michigan that was approved earlier this summer. The...
The United States and Canada have agreed on a set of eight chemicals in the Great Lakes that the countries will try to reduce. The so-called "chemicals of mutual concern"...