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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.
Gov. Tony Evers did more in one week to move the state forward on drinking water issues than the entire previous governor’s eight years in office.
For Ruth and John Kowalski, their home in Peshtigo was the last place they expected to be at risk for PFAS contamination.
Even though Waukesha has been granted permission to pump Lake Michigan water, there is still important work to be done by all of us who care about the Great Lakes Compact’s important long-term protections for the lakes.
Gov. Tony Evers signed the 2019-2020 budget into law, wrapping up the months-long process that began with the governor’s budget proposals back in February.
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.
With a lack of robust leadership on clean energy and climate change from the state and federal government in past years, local communities at the city and county level are take matters into their own hands.
Governor Tony Evers introduced the 2019-2021 State Budget in late February this year, proposing big investments in programs for clean water and energy in Wisconsin—the biggest we have seen in many years.
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.