June 30, 2015
ASHLAND, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources has decided to use an Environmental Impact Statement process for the proposed Badgerwood swine operation in the town of Eileen, Bayfield County. The department decided the EIS process would be the best way to comply with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act requirements for environmental analysis in advance of any permit decisions for the project.
Over the last few months, the department has received correspondence from citizens, interest groups, local governments and Tribes regarding the environmental review for the project, including a letter from the applicant requesting an EIS process.
The first step in the analysis process will be to provide an opportunity for interested persons to identify important issues to be addressed in the EIS. The department will soon announce more details on the EIS scoping process and methods to provide such input.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Larson, 715-685-2913; Bill Cosh, communications, 608-267-2773