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Early last year, in his State of the State Address, Gov. Evers declared 2019 the Year of Clean Drinking Water. While 2019 is behind us, the governor has continually reiterated—through his words and actions—his support for efforts to address polluted drinking water that plagues too many Wisconsin residents.
Our research puts a number on the nitrate pollution crisis being felt around the state. Not only is this a serious threat to human health, but it has a major impact on our state’s economy.
After hearing from hundreds of Wisconsinites about water quality issues across many months, the Water Quality Task Force released a number of bills. Here’s our take on this legislation.
Since 2016, Clean Wisconsin has been working with local communities to protect water & public health from high-PAH pavement sealants. Now, state lawmakers are taking up the issue.
The Trump Administration is proposing significant rollbacks to the Clean Water Rule advanced by the Obama Administration.
One of the anticipated impacts of climate change in Wisconsin is an increase in extreme storms and subsequent flood events. Those of us in southern Wisconsin got a taste of this from the storm last August that dropped nearly of a foot rain in parts of Dane County, and many other areas of the state experienced similar heavy rain events. While it is impossible to definitively attribute a particular event to climate change, is there any evidence that we are already experiencing more heavy rain events?
The environmental impacts, from a warming climate to local water concerns, would be felt by all Wisconsin residents. That’s why we feel it is important to take this legal stand.
Clean Wisconsin and the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court on Friday asking for review of the Public Service Commission’s decision to approve construction of a large gas power plant proposed for a site in Superior, Wisconsin.
If the next ten years are a winding road of uncertainty and urgency around climate change, what other states have—and what Wisconsin needs—is a climate roadmap.
This decision is unwelcome news, but we’re not giving up.
With the entire state being ordered to stay at home due to COVID-19, there are undoubtedly benefits to the environment. Still, there are further ways for everyone to reduce waste, save money, and help the planet.
Please know that despite this crisis, we’re still here, working to protect your environment.
Lake Superior is the lifeblood of Northern Wisconsin. But the largest Great Lake has a problem: climate change.
COMING SOON: Two utility companies are pushing the state of Wisconsin to authorize a $700 million fossil fuel plant in Superior. Neighbors, activists, tribal nations, and scientists are pushing back.
Each year the need for protecting Wisconsin’s environment comes into sharp focus on trips to summer cabins, while boating on Lake Superior, fishing on a northern Wisconsin lake, or running through woods or past fields of coneflowers on Picnic Point in Madison.