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

Prehn’s Continued Abuse of Power Puts Wisconsin Families at Risk

Prehn cast the deciding vote to block groundwater standards for harmful PFAS chemicals and voted to weaken new PFAS drinking water standards. Today the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that Natural Resources Board member Fred Prehn could stay in his seat indefinitely. Prehn’s term ended more than a year ago, but he has refused to

Gov. Evers’ Clean Energy Plan Invests in Wisconsin’s Workforce, Homegrown Energy, and a Healthy Future

Statement from Clean Wisconsin Climate, Energy and Air Program Director Chelsea Chandler “An investment in clean energy is an investment in vibrant Wisconsin communities. Wisconsin imports every bit of coal, gasoline and heating gas we use, pouring more than $14 billion dollars out of our state every year and putting us at the mercy of

Koshkonong Solar Farm Approval an Important Step in Wisconsin’s Transition to Clean Energy

Today the Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to approve construction of the Koshkonong Solar Energy Center, a 300 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar farm proposed for Dane County. The project includes 165 MW of battery storage and would generate enough clean, reliable electricity to power more than 60,000 homes. Clean Wisconsin submitted expert testimony in support

DNR requires Kinnard Farms to test groundwater for manure pollution

New requirement comes after last year’s Clean Wisconsin v. DNR state Supreme Court ruling  For the first time, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is using its permitting authority to require a large-scale dairy operation to monitor groundwater pollution around farm fields where it spreads manure. As part of its DNR-issued Concentrated Animal Feeding