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Water 

Investing in one of our nation’s great waterways

Investing in one of our nation’s great waterways

To date, the Mississippi River, one of America’s iconic waterways, has received no such investment, but hopefully that will soon change. Clean Wisconsin recently joined the Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative (MRRRI), a coalition of national, regional, and state groups seeking to create a program like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for the Mississippi River Basin.

Dirty Water Rule puts Wisconsin’s drinking water at risk.

Dirty Water Rule puts Wisconsin’s drinking water at risk.

This truth is why in 1972, Congress enacted the bipartisan Clean Water Act to protect our nation’s streams and wetlands and keep our water safe. And it’s why in 2020, Clean Wisconsin filed a lawsuit in federal court with other environmental groups to challenge the Trump Administration’s “Dirty Water Rule,” which will wipe out many of these vital protections.

Climate/Energy

Leveling Up Energy Efficiency

Leveling Up Energy Efficiency

While energy efficiency might not seem as flashy as solar panels or electric vehicles, it is the foundation of an effective strategy for ushering in a sustainable future.

Under the Lens: Just how bad is tar sands oil for the climate?

Under the Lens: Just how bad is tar sands oil for the climate?

With the proposed rerouting of the Line 5 Pipeline in northern Wisconsin making headlines last year and currently going through the environmental impact analysis process with the Department of Natural Resources, this column takes a look at tar sands oil and its effect on climate change.

Countdown from coal

Countdown from coal

What Wisconsin’s latest coal plant closing tells us about the future of energy.

Breathing easier

Breathing easier

In a major victory for Wisconsin’s air quality, a federal appeals court judge ruled on July 10, 2020 that the US Environmental Protection Agency had failed to protect Wisconsin residents from ozone pollution when determining which counties met health standards for the pollutant.

Other News

Legal update: State Supreme Court hears two major environmental cases

Legal update: State Supreme Court hears two major environmental cases

After years of hard work, and a long procedural delay, a pair of legal cases brought by Clean Wisconsin and its co-petitioners to protect Wisconsin’s water are finally being heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The Court’s rulings in these cases will have a profound effect on how Wisconsin’s water is—or is not—protected.

Clean water, climate change funding plays major role in Evers’ budget

Clean water, climate change funding plays major role in Evers’ budget

With the many challenges facing Wisconsinites—including unsafe drinking water, impacts from climate change, and living through a global pandemic—the governor’s budget proposal includes important initiatives to both help Wisconsin families and sustain a strong economy.

Meet our new staff

Meet our new staff

This summer has brought a lot of changes for Clean Wisconsin, and this includes some new additions to our staff.

2020: A year of growth and change

Our 50-year history gives us perspective and helps provide context as we prepare for the long road and hard work of addressing huge issues ahead.

Silence isn’t an option.

Silence isn’t an option.

At Clean Wisconsin, we believe we have a responsibility to address the ways in which environmental issues impact the most vulnerable communities.