New Energy Study Shows Net-Zero Emissions Possible for Wisconsin by 2050

Achieving Net Zero Would Expand Wisconsin’s Economy While Saving Billions in Healthcare Costs There is a pathway for Wisconsin to achieve a net-zero future within a generation. New detailed energy and economic modeling shows Wisconsin can cost-effectively transition to net-zero emissions by 2050, reaching a point where we emit no more carbon into the atmosphere

Evers Takes Action for Rural Wisconsin Families Dealing with PFAS and Nitrate Pollution

Every family in Wisconsin deserves safe water, but tens of thousands of rural Wisconsinites can’t drink the water flowing from their taps because their wells are contaminated with harmful nitrates or PFAS. Now, the Evers Administration is stepping in to give these families peace of mind by dramatically expanding a program that helps private well

Clean Wisconsin intervenes in Kinnard Farms’ lawsuit against DNR

  Clean Wisconsin is working to ensure last year’s state Supreme Court victory results in real drinking water protections for people living near Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in our state. Today Clean Wisconsin officially became a party to a case filed by Kinnard Farms against the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) over wastewater permit

Historic federal investment to fight climate change will fuel clean energy transition in Wisconsin

The largest investment to fight climate change in American history is now law. Today President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which includes a $369 billion package of climate, clean energy, and environmental justice provisions. It is the single biggest action the U.S. government has ever taken to address the climate crisis and

U.S. Supreme Court Limits EPA Ability to Fight Climate Crisis

Court decision restricts future EPA regulation of power plant carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act. Today the U.S. Supreme Court restricted some of the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to limit carbon emissions from power plants—just as the window to avert the worst impacts of climate change is beginning to close. Currently, the EPA has

Wisconsin gets first ever standards for PFAS as EPA warns the “forever chemicals” pose far greater risk than once thought

After years of work from the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Health Services, along with tireless advocacy from families and communities across the state, Wisconsin finally has enforceable water standards for PFAS. “Everyone has the right to drink clean water and eat the fish they catch. Unfortunately, many Wisconsinites can’t do those

Study shows Wisconsin has one of the largest racial disparities in the nation for exposure to dangerous air pollution particles

It’s considered one of the most dangerous types of pollution in our environment. Particulate matter—tiny airborne particles about 30 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair—can penetrate deeply into the lungs and make its way into a person’s bloodstream. These fine particles are usually formed through chemical reactions that happen in the air

Circuit Court Decision on Nemadji Gas Plant is a Step Backward for Wisconsin

Today a Dane County Circuit Court judge upheld the Public Service Commission’s 2019 decision to greenlight construction the Nemadji Trail Energy Center, a 625-megawatt methane gas plant planned along the Nemadji River near Superior. The $700 million power plant— a project from Dairyland Power Cooperative, Minnesota Power and Basin Electric Power—will come with an enormous