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  • (April 15, 2014) —  Nearly 100 people attended a public hearing to call for action over dangerously high nitrate levels in the groundwater near a Central Wisconsin heifer operation. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources granted the hearing as it considers an exemption for nitrate contamination at Burr Oak Heifers in Richfield, Adams County. 
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  • (April 14, 2014) —  From its meager beginnings as a day of environmental awareness, Earth Day has grown into a global affair in support of healthy, sustainable ideas for use year-round. April 22, 2014, marks the 44th observance of Earth Day. Especially for Wisconsinites, it’s a time of proud reflection. 
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  • (March 5, 2014) — 
     The Wisconsin Department of Natural resources is granting a public hearing for April 15 after the widespread call for action over dangerously high nitrate levels in the groundwater near a Central Wisconsin dairy farm. Clean Wisconsin joined more than 40 concerned citizens requesting the hearing to advocate for cleaner water.
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  • (Feb. 26, 2014) — 
     By the year 2030, 30 percent of the electricity in Wisconsin would be generated by renewable sources under a plan unveiled today in the state Legislature called the Wisconsin Renewable Energy Act. The proposal would build significantly on the current standard for 10 percent renewables by 2015. 
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  • (Feb. 17, 2014) — 
     A 74-mile natural gas pipeline proposed in west central Wisconsin has potential to create numerous and significant adverse impacts on wetlands, surface water, rare or threatened species' habitats and high-quality woodlands. 
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  • (Jan. 30, 2014) — 
     A significant victory for public health and the environment was made this morning when the Wisconsin Public Service Commission authorized We Energies to move forward with plans to replace the coal generators for cleaner burning natural gas at the Valley Power Plant in downtown Milwaukee. 
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  • (Jan. 22, 2014) — 
     U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s new clean energy legislation poses a significant opportunity to revitalize our manufacturing base by training the bright students of today to create the clean energy solutions of tomorrow.
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  • (December 17, 2013) — 
    Today’s ruling makes it clear: the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has the authority to require high-capacity well owners to monitor groundwater levels. 
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   Wisconsin Could Cut Carbon 43% with Existing Policy, Infrastructure
  • (December 10, 2013) — 
    Extending the lifespan of Wisconsin’s clean energy policies and using existing infrastructure more efficiently could cut carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 43 percent below 2011 levels by the year 2020.
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  • (December 4, 2013) — 
    Energy efficiency is both a money-saver and a job-creator for Wisconsin, producing a $7 return for every dollar invested. 
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  • (December 4, 2013) — 
    Clean Wisconsin has formally requested that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources deny the City of Waukesha’s application to replace its current public water supply with Lake Michigan water.
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  • (November 14, 2013) — 
    Wisconsin has long been a recycling leader, having passed one of the first comprehensive recycling laws in 1990. Today, more than 94 percent of Wisconsin households recycle, and these efforts have kept more than 7 million tons of waste out of state landfills in the past decade alone.
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  • (November 8, 2013) — The state Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee today passed an amended bill that seeks to undo an important unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court decision protecting state waterways.
     
  • (October 21, 2013) — A bill that has gained bipartisan support in the Wisconsin Legislature by encouraging recycling of old mercury thermostats will help reduce the health and environmental risks of this harmful toxin.
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  • (October 16, 2013) — The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has granted Clean Wisconsin’s petition challenging a Wisconsin Public Service Corp. (WPS) permit allowing the utility to emit mercury beyond legal limits.
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  • (October 14, 2013) — Clean Wisconsin issued the following statement on the City of Waukesha’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan today.
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  • (September 26, 2013) — After a long and thorough analysis, the Public Service Commission (PSC) approved the proposed Highland Wind project in St. Croix County in a 2-1 vote today, demonstrating its support for advancement of clean, safe, renewable energy in Wisconsin.
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  • (September 20, 2013) — Similar to an initial carbon standard released last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new draft today that creates separate standards for new coal- and gas-fired power plants.
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  • (August 15, 2013) — With concerned citizens gathering in Hurley, Wis. today for the first of potentially only two required hearings regarding Gogebic Taconite’s application to mine iron ore from the Penokee Range, the company’s initial application materials are a huge cause for concern about the future of Wisconsin’s Northwoods.
 
  • (August 8, 2013) — Today, 169 businesses and organizations from six Midwest states, including many Wisconsin businesses and numerous religious and health organizations here, sent a letter to President Obama thanking him for the Climate Action Plan he laid out in June.
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  • (June 25, 2013) — Today, President Obama outlined a comprehensive but practical plan to reduce carbon pollution and the impacts of climate change, an announcement  welcomed by businesses, health professionals and environmental groups.  
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  • (May 29, 2013) — In a surprise move last week , the Joint Committee on Finance slipped a new groundwater policy into the 2013-’14 budget bill on a party-line vote, putting Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers and drinking water at risk.
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