Madison, WI – The transportation sector is the second largest source of global warming pollution in Wisconsin. But a new report from Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group describes how Wisconsin can build a zero-carbon transportation future — all while cleaning our air and creating safer, healthier communities.
Environment America Research & Policy Center is submitting comments on behalf of 102 organizations today, urging the Environmental Protection Agency to dramatically reduce the massive levels of pollution dumped by agribusiness facilities into America’s waterways. The comments are in response to the agency’s decision not to update permit standards for meat and poultry plants -- despite the Clean Water Act’s requirement to do so.
MADISON--Wisconsin is failing to make progress in its recycling and waste reduction efforts, according to a new study from Environment Wisconsin Research & Policy Center. The second annual State of Recycling in Wisconsin highlights how structural challenges, the rise of plastic, effects of failing to recycle, the impact of Wisconsin’s plastic preemption law, and trends in the state’s recycling system.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two proposals today to roll back clean water protections against waste from coal-fired power plants. The first proposal would overhaul wastewater rules, drastically weakening safeguards that prevent utilities from discharging toxic pollutants like arsenic, lead and mercury into America’s waterways. The second proposal would significantly extend closure dates for coal ash disposal sites, allowing utilities to continue storing toxic coal debris in ponds that can leak or overflow, for decades.
In response to a growing set of pollution threats and to mark today’s 47th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Environment America Research and Policy Center and the Clean Water for All coalition have launched a new website -- “Voices for Clean Water” -- that features photos and testimonials from a wide array of individuals from across America. They included business owners, faith leaders, public health experts and people who love to swim, hike, kayak or just drink clean water.
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