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News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Wisconsin groups urge Whole Foods: Put planet over plastic by eliminating plastic packaging

Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center, WISPIRG Foundation and other nonprofits launched a campaign in Wisconsin on Tuesday calling on Whole Foods to change its practices on plastic packaging. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report shows decade of U.S. renewable energy progress

In 2019, the U.S. produced over 30 times more solar power and more than triple the amount of wind energy than it did in 2010, according to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

New report provides roadmap for Wisconsin to achieve carbon-free transportation

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.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

102 groups urge EPA to rein in meat and poultry processing plant pollution

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.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

New study: Wisconsin facing serious recycling challenges

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.