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Volume 53, Issue 2

Summer 2023 Issue

The Future of Fossil Fuels in Wisconsin

The Biden EPA recently rolled out its strongest-ever proposal to slash planet-warming emissions from power plants. In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that drastically limited EPA’s options for controlling power sector greenhouse gas emissions, the agency crafted a proposal to reduce emissions from coal and gas plants through efficiency, carbon capture and storage, and the use of clean hydrogen fuel.
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Aronia Berries in Wisconsin 

Unlocking the Potential of a Remarkable Fruit  Nestled among the picturesque rolling hills of southwestern Wisconsin, just outside Blanchardville, lies Barham Gardens. Kim and Roberta Barham live on this small homestead farm where they tend around 1,000 aronia berry plants.
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Support A Clean Way to Move Energy

As seen in the Wisconsin State Journal   We may hardly notice the delivery of fossil fuels until disaster strikes. A gasoline tanker overturned in Pennsylvania in November. A pipeline spilled 600,000 gallons of oil in Kansas in December.
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Q & A with Water and Agriculture Program Director Sara Walling

Since joining Clean Wisconsin in mid-May, Sara Walling has already made an incredible impact, testifying on key PFAS legislation before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy, and providing insight to the media in the wake of the U.S.
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Clean Water Initiative Sees State Budget Successes 

Unconventional partnership proves agriculture and environmental organizations can be allies for clean water  Clean Wisconsin, in collaboration with the Dairy Business Association, The Nature Conservancy, and Wisconsin Land and Water, has achieved significant progress towards improving rural water quality.
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