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Great Lakes Legal Foundation Regulatory Watch

Welcome to The Great Lakes Legal Foundation Regulatory Watch 


The Great Lakes Legal Foundation (GLLF) is a non-profit legal foundation providing legal and policy expertise to advance economic growth and increase job opportunities in the upper Midwest.

To support our regulatory program, GLLF staff diligently monitors and assesses regulatory initiatives. We have developed the Great Lakes Legal Foundation Regulatory Watch to provide timely updates and analyses of federal and Wisconsin regulatory programs.

Our focus is on energy and climate change, air quality, water quality, and other policies that may affect your business or practice. We strive to provide the most relevant and timely information on proposed rules, how those rules affect your business, and when those regulations will go into effect. No other firm in Wisconsin provides this type of information in one location.

Administrative agencies continuously promulgate new rules and often do so quickly. Tracking the various proposed rules can be time intensive and complicated. Our regulatory calendar includes the dates of important steps in the rulemaking process for various rules we are following at the state and federal level.


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   Recent News


The Wisconsin DNR is accepting public comments on Gogebic Taconite's proposed bulk sampling activity and the mine's preapplication notice.Make your opinion on the mine heard by submitting written comments to the DNR before Sept. 3rd. Details on how to comment are included in the latest edition of the Regulatory Watch newsletter.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently issued a landmark decision protecting property owners and businesses from overreaching bureaucrats at the Department of Natural Resources, at the same time protecting Wisconsin's pristine waterways. However, environmental groups are trying to marginalize the decision and ignore the state constitution. Click here to read more...