Walker Signs Bill To Relax Pond Dredging

6/24/17 – Governor Scott Walker traveled to northwest Wisconsin to sign a bill Friday to relax state regulations on fish farming. Those who dredge and make repairs on ponds and holding areas would no longer need permits from the state D-N-R. Republicans say the measure will help an aquaculture industry that’s been in decline due to heavy state regulations. But Stacy Harbaugh of the Midwest Environmental Advocates says there will be long-term consequences to the relaxed rules that taxpayers will have to cover. Walker signed the bill in Star Prairie, along one with other measure that allows low-volume gas stations to sell their fuel by the half gallon.