Saturday , 18 November 2017

BILL LOOSENING REGULATIONS OF HIGH-CAPACITY WELLS HEADED TO GOV. SCOTT WALKER’S DESK

Changes for high-capacity wells in Wisconsin are headed to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk. The state Assembly approved a plan Tuesday night that would loosen regulations on how high-capacity wells could be repaired, reconstructed or transferred to a new owner. It was the last legislative vote in a years-long battle over the proposed changes.  The bill, which carried over from the Senate, was one of the Assembly’s last orders of business Tuesday after a seven-hour session. It passed along party lines, 62-35, with one member abstaining. The Senate passed the bill last month. It would allow those who currently hold approvals for high-capacity wells to repair or reconstruct them and transfer the approval for the well to someone else — without prior review from the state Department of Natural Resources. It would also allow a well owner to build a replacement well without DNR review. http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/bill-loosening-regulations-of-high-capacity-wells-headed-to-gov/article_3a86f729-257c-5c74-afc4-7de28b8f0c52.html

 

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