Our Work

Ensuring Wisconsin’s water, air, and natural heritage are protected for generations to come.

Current Issues

Our dedicated staff of experts conducts sound science, shapes public policy, takes legal action, and works with impacted communities to find solutions to today’s biggest environmental challenges.

Clean Wisconsin is leading the way in advocating for meaningful state standards and comprehensive testing and cleanup of harmful PFAS “forever chemicals.” These chemicals have been found in drinking water and lakes and streams across Wisconsin. Learn More

Calgary-based Enbridge, Inc. is seeking permits from the Department of Natural Resources that would allow the company to reroute Line 5 across dozens of northern Wisconsin waterways and more than 100 acres of wetlands. The proposed route is upstream of Copper Falls State Park and poses a huge risk to the Bad River watershed. Learn More

More than 80,000 private wells are contaminated with high levels of nitrates. Learn More

Clean Wisconsin has filed suit to stop a new 625-megawatt gas plant from being built along the Nemadji River in Superior. The plant would add 3-million tons of carbon pollution into the environment each year, pushing us even further from our climate goals and harming the health of people who live nearby. Its construction would destroy 20 acres of wetlands. Learn More

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What We’re Fighting For

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We’re propelling Wisconsin into a new era of energy independence and clean jobs by encouraging a switch to solar and wind energy, accelerating clean transportation, and championing energy efficiency programs that reduce energy use.

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Everyone deserves clean, safe water. From protecting drinking water from lead, PFAS and nitrate contamination to defending our state’s critical wetlands, we are the leader in protecting Wisconsin's invaluable water resources.

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We can’t always see or smell toxic air pollutants in the air we breathe, but their health impacts are very real. Clean Wisconsin has been fighting for clean air for more than 50 years. Our work has had a direct impact on air quality regulations here in Wisconsin.

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Clean Wisconsin is working with Wisconsin communities to build a cleaner, healthier future. We are scaling up the use of green infrastructure through education, outreach, policy, and on-the-ground installation of rain barrels and rain gardens. And we’re educating decision-makers about climate smart building and farming practices.

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Defending Wisconsin’s Environment

Legal Action

For more than five decades, our attorneys have been defending Wisconsin’s environment through strong, effective litigation.

Leading with Science

Our science department keeps Clean Wisconsin on the forefront of environmental issues confronting our state.

Impacting Policy

Our policy experts work with local and state leaders to drive environmental policy changes.

Uplifting Your Voice

With an active membership and action advocacy base 20,000-strong, we keep you connected to information and opportunities to make your voice heard on critical environmental issues.