The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has pinpointed numerous deficiencies in Wisconsin's management of water pollution and has directed the state Department of Natural Resources to fix the problems in the next two years.
A July 18 letter from the EPA's regional administrator in Chicago detailed 75 "apparent omissions and deviations" from federal law in the state's water permit program.
As we all know, Wisconsin's DNR has encouraged pollution of water, air, and land. /sarcasm
This is nothing more than a power struggle: EPA wants more power over......ahhh.......everything; it also sent nastygrams to Ohio and Indiana.
It's merely co-incidence that the States all happen to have conservative governance, of course. (We note that EPA has been sniffing around for 'gigs' since 2009, but didn't get around to sending threatening letters until just now.)
EPA threatens to "take over" various programs unless Wisconsin rolls over.
Looks like another good reason to stuff EPA into the memory-hole.