MADISON (WKOW) -- Democratic candidate for governor Kathleen Falk is calling for the governor to get rid of the current head of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Falk's demand came after a Wisconsin State Journal report that showed in 2011 the DNR wrote the fewest number of environmental permit violation notices in 12 years.
DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp says the dip is because of a shift in philosophy at the agency, with more emphasis on working with businesses on their environmental compliance.
Falk says the DNR has become Walker's lapdog.
A spokeswoman for Gov. Walker says the governor supports Stepp. She says it's possible to create jobs and protect the environment at the same time.
Falk is one of four Democrats who will face off in a May 8 primary for the right to challenge Walker in a June 5 general recall election.
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