On June 1, 2017, Attorney Christa Westerberg won an important ruling in an open meetings case brought against the Governor-appointed Wisconsin Natural Resources Board. The circuit court ruled that the board broke state law by discussing the public's business during a private meeting on January 26th of 2016.
Attorney Christa Westerberg recently settled a case to speed improvements in water quality for a Northern Wisconsin lake. As reported by the Wisconsin State Journal, Lac Courte Orielles near Hayward has suffered from excessive phosphorus that threatens the lake's prize muskie fishery. As part of the settlement, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has agreed to initiate its rulemaking process to set a new phosphorus standard for the lake, the first step towards reducing phosphorus levels.