Madison, WI - Today, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 53% of Wisconsin’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.
Today, as the world’s attention remains captured by the Sochi Olympic Games, Wisconsin Environment released a summary of global warming impacts on Winter Olympic sports, and highlighted the need to act urgently to reduce the carbon pollution fueling global warming.
Wisconsin has more than 1,800 people employed manufacturing and installing pollution-free solar energy, according to a national Solar Jobs Census released yesterday by The Solar Foundation. According to the analysis, Wisconsin ranks 24th in nation for solar jobs.
Madison, WI – As more and more of Wisconsin’s lakes suffer from pollution at the hands of industrial agriculture, a new report by Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center reveals the political influence of the agribusiness lobby and its role in weakening Wisconsin’s clean water protections. In the last decade, the number of permitted factory farms in Wisconsin has more than doubled, and the agencies charged with enforcing the state’s clean water standards have allowed for the rapid growth of industrial farming.
Madison, WI – On the heels of recent flooding throughout Wisconsin, the third largest wildfire in California history and devastating, record-breaking floods in Colorado, the Obama administration proposed a major new rule today to curb the carbon pollution spewing from power plants that fuels global warming. Scientists warn that without major reductions in carbon pollution, extreme weather will become even more frequent and severe.
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