Our Work

Since 1970, Clean Wisconsin has been your voice for the environment, working for clean air, clean water and clean energy and to protect the places we all love. To achieve this, we work on a wide range of issues and in a number of venues to protect our natural resources and the health of all Wisconsinites, now and for generations to come.
Our core issues include:


We believe that everyone deserves clean, safe and plentiful water, yet our lakes, rivers, streams, groundwater and drinking water face many threats. Learn more about how we’re fighting for our water.

Dirty fossil fuels drain our economy and create harmful pollution, but with new technologies, abundant natural resources and better policies, we can create a clean energy future for Wisconsin.

From coal plants spewing asthma-inducing air pollution to harmful runoff creating dangerous algae blooms to hazardous waste contaminating our drinking water, we work to safeguard our health and environment.

From Lake Michigan to the Mississippi, the shores of Lake Superior to the  hills of the Driftless area, Wisconsin is full of beautiful places and bountiful natural resources. Together, we are protecting the places we love.

Clean Wisconsin engages in important legal challenges and cases to protect our natural resources and the places that make Wisconsin a wonderful place to live, work and play. Learn more about our legal work.

Science department

Our scientific and technical capacity allows us to quickly and effectively monitor polluters, assess the impacts of environmental actions and provide research-based input on public policy. Learn more about our science work.
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