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RENEW Wisconsin v. Public Service Comm'n of Wisconsin

A Wisconsin court remanded to the state utility commission two components of a 2013 order involving the state's distributed generation tariff for customer-owned generation, i.e., net metering customers. The tariff applies to customers...

Midwest Environmental Defense Center, Inc. v. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

A Wisconsin court held that the state environmental agency should have considered impacts on downstream water quality when it issued a state pollutant discharge elimination system permit to an industrial dairy processing plant. An...

Wisconsin Resources Protection Council v. Flambeau Mining Co

The Seventh Circuit reversed a lower court decision finding a Wisconsin mine operator liable under the CWA for discharging copper into navigable waters without a permit. The CWA's permit shield provision provides that if a NPDES permit...

Adams v. Wisconsin Livestock Facilities Siting Review Board

The Supreme Court of Wisconsin held that under state law, a town may not impose conditions on a livestock siting permit to protect surface and groundwater. The state legislature has strictly limited the ability of political subdivisions...

Ferris v. Location 3 Corp

A Wisconsin appellate court held that real estate agents may be held liable to the purchasers of their client's property for failing to disclose that a landfill next to the purchased property was a Superfund site. The purchasers...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Jackson

The Seventh Circuit denied environmental groups' petitions challenging EPA's approval of revisions to Wisconsin's new...

Lake Beulah Management District v. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Supreme Court of Wisconsin upheld the state environmental agency's decision to issue a permit to a town for a municipal well....

Brunswick Corp. v. Sentry Insurance

A Wisconsin appellate court held that an insurer has no duty to indemnify a manufacturing company for costs it incurred cleaning up private landowners' property that was part of a larger environmental remediation effort required by the...

Milwaukee Metro. Sewerage Dist. v. American Int'l Specialty Ins. Co.

Applying state law, the Seventh Circuit reversed a lower court decision to hold that a sewerage district was not entitled to reformation of an environmental liability insurance policy to include a certain parcel of real property. Based...

United Coop. v. Frontier FS Coop.

A Wisconsin appellate court held that a lower court erred in dismissing insurers from a property owner's breach of contract claim against the former owner of the property for environmental contamination. As part of the sales contract...