Environmental group clashes with Kohler Co. over golf course

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WMTV) -- Kohler Co. and an environmental group are at odds over the Wisconsin-based manufacturing company's plan to build a golf course on the shore of Lake Michigan.

The Sheboygan Press reports that Kohler Co. is appealing a March court ruling that reversed a state decision to issue the company a wetlands permit for its proposed golf course in Sheboygan County.

The appeal claims that a county judge made erroneous conclusions in the case, including that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources didn't have enough information to determine whether the project would adversely impact wetlands.

Environmental nonprofit Friends of the Black River Forest initially filed the lawsuit that resulted in the March ruling.

The group says it doesn't agree with the company's attempt to reinstate its permit. The nonprofit plans to intervene in the case.