News Conference: Gov. Evers Discusses Runoff Pollution Performance Standards
On July 31, 2019, Gov. Tony Evers, together with Department of Natural Resources Secretary-designee Preston Cole, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary-designee Brad Pfaff, and Rep. Katrina Shankland, hosted a news conference in Watertown on runoff pollution performance standards. As part of the announcement, Gov. Evers directed DNR to pursue rulemaking through NR 151 to reduce nitrate contamination by establishing targeted nitrate performance standard for soils that are most likely to experience nitrogen contamination.