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Official believes state DNR restructuring will add to workload
MONROE - A reorganization of the Wisconsin Natural Resources proposed on Wednesday will change how permits governing water pollution are issued in the state, but will not lessen environmental standards, said department representatives. The restructuring, called an "alignment," will, among other things, confer more power to private contractors to issue permits for lakefront construction and water discharges from concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs. While the impact of the restructuring has yet to be felt, Todd Jenson, head of the Green County Department of Land and Water Conservation, was pessimistic.