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COLA Achieves Negotiated Settlement and Petition Stipulation

Negotiated Settlement & Petition Stipulation - March 31, 2017

Negotiated Settlement Overview - Includes details of this settlement and the wins for COLA and Lac Courte Oreilles, plus next steps in that rulemaking process by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Madison, WI, which include approval from Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin state legislature.

Petition Stipulation - This stipulation to the settlement above outlines that petitioners' claims one through four (1-4) from the original petition for judicial review filed in June 2016 are included in the settlement and that petitioners' claim five (5) shall be dismissed without prejudice. COLA and the LCO Tribe, however, do retain the right to revisit and address claim (5) as a separate action.

See Full Press Release Here - Details include the WDNR's timeline, which starts with approval by Governor Walker after he receives the new proposed standard from the WDNR by May 15, and COLA's offer of $100,000 to the cranberry operations on LCO to assist with this solution.