Inan opinion piece from February 11, 2014 entitled, “Phosphorus regulation bill would help state address runoff pollution,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel lends its editorial support for 2013 Senate Bill 547, which is currently in front of the Legislature. Proponents of the bill seek to give communities and water treatment facilities more time and flexibility in dealing with phosphorus runoff. Paul Kent, a partner at Stafford Rosenbaum, represents the Municipal Environmental Group, an organization made up of more than 100 treatment plants. Mr. Kent testified on the bill last week.

Paul Kent's practice focuses on environmental regulatory matters with a particular emphasis on water issues. He represents municipalities on wastewater, stormwater, water supply, mining, energy and other environmental issues. He also represents individuals and businesses on land use and development matters including developments in and around shorelands, wetlands, and navigable waters. He has served on over a dozen DNR advisory committees on water policy issues and has been involved in developing environmental legislation. He has argued cases before the Wisconsin and United States Supreme Courts.

Paul Kent recently authored Wisconsin Water Law in the 21st Century, a practical and comprehensive guide to water rights and regulations in Wisconsin. It is designed to help lawyers and non-lawyers with an interest in water resource issues to understand Wisconsin water law – its history, structure and current provisions.

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