The Trump Administration is proposing significant rollbacks to the Clean Water Rule advanced by the Obama Administration.
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In the months ahead, we’ll be working with lawmakers and state agencies to make sure these rules protect drinking water and public health and offer every resident in Wisconsin with a well polluted by nitrates hope clean drinking water in the future.
If you think your well may be contaminated, here are some steps you should take to protect you and your family from the health risks associated with polluted drinking water.
If lawmakers are serious about protecting clean drinking water, they will sign on in support of the CLEAR Act.
Legislators have heard from citizens, researchers, county officials, and many other stakeholders about the diversity of water issues Wisconsin citizens face but haven’t given a lot of indication about what actions they are prepared to take to address these challenges.
During the Year of Clean Drinking Water, lawmakers and state agencies under the leadership of Gov. Evers have started to take early but important steps to curb PFAS pollution and protect public health in Wisconsin.
These local actions demonstrate that Wisconsin residents and communities are ready to tackle climate change, and they will play an important role in informing and supporting state action towards the goal of a carbon-free energy future.
Using green infrastructure practices to cool the urban heat island, improve air quality, and increase the infiltration and capture of rainwater, Milwaukee has become a national leader in efforts adapt to a warming world due to climate change.
Without this goal as a starting point, we wouldn’t get anywhere.
The boom of wind and solar adoption has led to one big question: how can we use renewable energy when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining?
We need a multifaceted approach to reduce carbon emissions, and we believe there are real opportunities for Wisconsin to cut carbon emissions while transforming how people travel by car.
Earth Day started because people like Gaylord Nelson knew we needed to fix the environmental crises we faced in the 1970s. In the years that followed, our federal leaders enacted historic legislation like the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act.
After too many years of Wisconsin government leaders abusing or ignoring our state’s precious natural resources, our new Governor seems poised to demonstrate an important value central to who we are as Wisconsinites: respect and love for the environment.
The two year 2019-2020 Legislative Session officially kicked off in early January with the inauguration of a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Treasurer. Fourteen brand new legislators took office, and four Representatives were elected to the Senate. Republicans maintained their majorities in both houses – 19-14 in the State Senate and 63-36 in the State Assembly.
Carly Michiels started her tenure as Clean Wisconsin’s new Government Relations Director in early January. Carly comes to Clean Wisconsin having specialized in environment and energy issues while working as a Legislative Assistant for State Assembly Representative Gordon Hintz.