Wisconsin’s DNR says it’s dropping ‘Do Not Respond’ list

The Department of Natural Resources says it will no longer use a controversial "Do Not Respond" list to limit information it gives to people who have been deemed by the agency to be abusive or repetitive in their requests.

DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp said that upon learning of the matter, she's told staff that lists of this type won't be created or used.


Wisconsin firm sues state’s DNR over delays on records requests

A Wisconsin public interest law firm filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Natural Resources, alleging unreasonably long delays in responding to public records requests.

Midwest Environmental Advocates said in one case it has been waiting for more than 10 months for the DNR to provide records it asked for, although in this case, the firm said it learned recently it had missed a payment deadline for processing the records. In another case, the law firm said it has waited more than seven months for records.