Michael Best Partner David Crass was featured in the Progressive Dairy’s article, “Milk margins, generational differences and baseball discussed at Dairy Strong 2018.”
“Attorney David Crass, a partner in Michael Best, reviewed the legislative history and process leading to the Dairy Business Association’s (DBA’s) successful lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
While the lawsuit addressed wastewater runoff rules, it ultimately challenged the expanded regulatory authority of administrative agencies – actual and implied – often gained through court rulings on activists’ lawsuits. The lawsuit asserted DNR actions were in clear violation of Wisconsin wastewater discharge standards and that rules were promulgated and enforced improperly.
Even though DBA reached a successful settlement in the lawsuit, Crass warned producers to actively manage wastewater, meeting their environmental obligations.”
To read the entire Progressive Dairy article, click here.