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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.

One of the 16 people on the list who had sought information from the agency about pollution and wildlife concerns was Nancy Utesch of the group Kewaunee Cares. She said she doubts Stepp's word. Continue…