WSBU v. Brennan & Bartlett v. Evers (Gubernatorial Vetoes)

Released on the same day, WSBU v. Brennan (2020 WI 69) and Bartlett v. Evers (2020 WI 68) both involve challenges to gubernatorial vetoes. The court dismissed WSBU v. Brennan but declared 3 of the 4 challenged vetoes in Bartlett v. Evers unconstitutional. Under the Wisconsin Constitution (Article V, Section 10), governors can partially veto […]

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Latest AG Actions: AG Kaul Opposes Trump Administration Education Proposals, Infrastructure Permitting Deregulation

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul recently joined multistate coalitions opposing moves by President Trump’s administration amid COVID-19. On June 29, Kaul joined a coalition of 15 state attorneys general in a letter opposing President Trump’s executive order on expediting infrastructure investments during COVID-19. Trump issued Executive Order 13927 on June 4, instructing federal agencies to […]

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AG Kaul Joins Coalitions on Net Metering Petition, Generic Drug Investigation

In addition to recent multistate comments filed on PFAS chemicals, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul recently joined a multistate coalition supporting state net metering programs and a coalition filing an antitrust lawsuit against generic drug manufacturers.   Net Metering AG Kaul, along with 16 other attorneys general, is urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) […]

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PFAS Update: AG Kaul Leads Coalition Supporting EPA Regulation, WI PFAS Action Council Meets

AG Kaul & EPA Action Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul recently led a 22-state coalition urging the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate PFAS chemicals. The comments from the multistate coalition Urge EPA to regulate specific PFAS chemicals PFOA and PFOS under the Safe Drinking Water Act, setting national drinking water standards. Request EPA […]

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DNR Changes High Capacity Well Environmental Review Processes After Act 21 AG Opinion Withdrawn

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin considering cumulative environmental impacts when reviewing high capacity well permit applications. The DNR policy change comes after Attorney General Josh Kaul withdrew an opinion from his predecessor interpreting 2011 Wisconsin Act 21’s effects on DNR permitting. In 2016, former Attorney General Brad Schimel issued an opinion concluding that […]

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AG Kaul Submits Briefs on Affordable Care Act, Fuel Efficiency Standards

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul recently joined multistate coalitions in lawsuits on two important issues: the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and federal fuel efficiency standards.   Affordable Care Act AG Kaul has joined five other attorneys general in a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the ACA. Wisconsin and Texas […]

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AG Kaul Withdraws Act 21 Opinion on High Capacity Wells

On May 1, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul sent a letter to the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stating he has withdrawn an opinion from his predecessor interpreting 2011 Act 21’s effects on DNR permitting. In 2016, former Attorney General Brad Schimel issued an opinion concluding that DNR lacks regulatory authority to require cumulative […]

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AG Kaul Asks EPA to Strengthen PFAS Regulations

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul on April 20 joined 17 other state attorneys general in comments asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen its proposed regulations on importation of PFAS products. PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a group of thousands of man-made chemicals found in many everyday products, including nonstick pans, cleaning products, […]

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PFAS Update: AG Holds Listening Session in Marinette, Foam Bill Passes Committee

The Wisconsin Legislature and state agencies are continuing to address PFAS chemicals. Recently, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul held a listening session on PFAS in Marinette. Meanwhile, an Assembly Committee has passed a bill to address PFAS in firefighting foams. PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are man-made chemicals found in many everyday products, including nonstick […]

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AG Kaul Joins Emissions Standards Lawsuit

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul has joined a coalition of states and cities seeking judicial review of the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rules related to vehicle emissions standards. The rules amend greenhouse gas and corporate average fuel economy standards and repeal California’s waiver for its state greenhouse […]

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