Frac sand mining is crazy-making for people in western Wisconsin who care about land and water and their own personal health and peace of mind. Clouds of dust, heavy truck traffic, proposals for mines and processing plants ramrodded through local governments, heavy-handed attempts by... Read More

It's an arcane issue and hard to put into kitchen-table English, but let us try... "It" is phosphorus pollution, a hot topic in the Capitol right now.  The River Alliance pays attention to it because phosphorus is the greatest pollution threat to rivers. As a fertilizer, it does a great job... Read More

Shoreland  Zoning  rules are one of those things that feel seemingly impossible to talk about (though we sure have written about it a whole lot ). They are obtuse rules filled with jargon like impervious surface standards and non-conforming structures but for all that, they matter a... Read More

Algae Blooms Could Get Worse If Legislature Weakens Phosphorus Rules Phosphorus is the number one cause of pollution to Wisconsin lakes and rivers. While you cannot see or smell phosphorus in the water, it does its job as a fertilizer: it grows unsightly, smelly algae; some of those algae... Read More