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In each issue of the Defender, we bring you updates on our campaigns to protect Wisconsin’s air, water, and natural heritage. Browse through the archived articles on this page or click the button below to read a selection of articles from the current issue. Become a member to receive The Defender quarterly and stay informed on the latest environmental news and issues that matter to you.

Archived Articles


Three Big Things
Under the Lens: Exploring carbon capture and storage 
Climate Cash: How Wisconsin can make the most of historic federal funds
Taste the Change: Emerging climate-smart perennial crops 
Q & A with Energy Program Manager Ciaran Gallagher  
All eyes on Wisconsin – Environmental protections at stake in state Supreme Court race


Under the Lens: The Truth About Natural Gas
Q & A with Resilient Communities Program Director Nancy Retana
Expanding the Resilient Communities Program
Under the Lens: Homegrown energy in Wisconsin 
Fixing our broken food system
The critical role of Wisconsin agriculture in addressing climate change
Wind and solar emerge as cheapest options for powering Wisconsin
Under the Lens: Hydrogen fuel cells as a carbon-free energy source
Holding our environment hostage: NRB chair’s abuse of power supported by state Supreme Court
Innovative stormwater solutions in Milwaukee
Clean Wisconsin’s Science Program makes a difference
Clean and Healthy Buildings: Plugging in to a safe, sustainable future
Extremism in the Courts: West Virginia v. EPA
Opposing a new methane gas plant in Marathon County
Under the Lens: The Truth About Natural Gas
Clean Wisconsin case study: Finding policy success in Wisconsin’s difficult political climate


2021 in Review: Clean Wisconsin wins pair of landmark state Supreme Court cases
Under the Lens: Wisconsin’s Wolves
Leveling Up Energy Efficiency
Investing in one of our nation’s great waterways
Legal update: State Supreme Court hears two major environmental cases
Clean Wisconsin joins agricultural, environmental groups to address rural drinking water pollution


2020: A year of growth and change


A Message from Clean Wisconsin President Mark Redsten
Under the Lens: Breaking down the new climate change report
Legal Department Updates
Managing water where it falls
Clean Wisconsin finds state continues to permit high-capacity wells near sensitive waters
Trump’s Clean Power Plan replacement misses the mark
Clean Wisconsin challenges EPA over ozone pollution
Southwest Wisconsin counties launch well water quality study


Community solar installations in Wisconsin on the rise
Under the Lens: Sealing the Science on PAHs


Clean Power Plan: A new plan, a new path, a multitude of benefits
An Alternative to Waukesha’s Diversion
Under the Lens: Blue-Green Algae
2015 Budget Bill Recap
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