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Clean Wisconsin Files Brief Urging PSC to Reject We Energies Rate Settlement
Modeling Shows Net-Zero Emissions Possible for Wisconsin by 2050
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Modeling Shows Net-Zero Emissions Possible for Wisconsin by 2050

Achieving Net Zero Would Expand Wisconsin’s Economy While Saving Billions in Healthcare Costs

U.S. Supreme Court Limits EPA Ability to Fight Climate Crisis
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U.S. Supreme Court Limits EPA Ability to Fight Climate Crisis

Court decision restricts future EPA regulation of power plant carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act

Wisconsin gets first ever standards for PFAS as EPA warns the “forever chemicals” pose far greater risk than once thought
Study shows Wisconsin has one of the largest racial disparities in the nation for exposure to dangerous air pollution particles
Circuit Court Decision on Nemadji Gas Plant is a Step Backward for Wisconsin
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Circuit Court Decision on Nemadji Gas Plant is a Step Backward for Wisconsin

Court upholds PSC decision to greenlight unneeded power plant in Superior

Drinking water contaminated with fertilizer, animal manure and human waste:  SWIGG study paints concerning picture for rural southwestern Wisconsinites
Kinnard Farms sues DNR to block needed drinking water protections
Gov. Evers’ Clean Energy Plan Invests in Wisconsin’s Workforce, Homegrown Energy, and a Healthy Future
Wisconsin Supreme Court Denies Meteor Timber Appeal in Wetlands Case
Sen. Baldwin Secures Millions of Dollars for Safe Drinking Water Improvements in Wisconsin
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Sen. Baldwin Secures Millions of Dollars for Safe Drinking Water Improvements in Wisconsin

Federal Government Steps in Where State Lawmakers Fall Short on PFAS

Needed Expansion of Wisconsin Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency & Water Conservation Finance Program Signed into Law
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Needed Expansion of Wisconsin Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency & Water Conservation Finance Program Signed into Law

Clean Wisconsin applauds expansion of PACE program to include electric-vehicle infrastructure, stormwater-control measures and energy-reliability improvements

NRB takes modest step to protect families from PFAS contamination, leaves out rural Wisconsinites
Natural Resources Board Sees Widespread Public Support for State PFAS Standards
Appeals Court Sides with Clean Wisconsin and Ho-Chunk Nation to Protect Rare Wetland
Clean Wisconsin Applauds House Passage of Largest Effort to Fight Climate Change in American History
Legislative Roadblocks Force DNR to Abandon Water Pollution Protections
A First Step: Infrastructure Act Invests in Clean Transportation, Safe Water and Climate Resilience
It’s time for bold, urgent action to move Wisconsin away from coal
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It’s time for bold, urgent action to move Wisconsin away from coal

Retiring coal plants is good news, but it must happen faster

Wisconsin Must Move Forward Now to Protect Families from “Forever Chemicals”
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Wisconsin Must Move Forward Now to Protect Families from “Forever Chemicals”

State on the verge of implementing PFAS regulations next year

Drug take back boxes gain support from Gov. Evers
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Drug take back boxes gain support from Gov. Evers

Drop boxes around city help protect drinking water from medical waste

Statement on Cowles Water Quality Trading Bill
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Statement on Cowles Water Quality Trading Bill

"I am encouraged to see continued attention on solutions that will reduce the phosphorus pollution that plagues our waterways."

Statement on Governor’s pledge for funding SWIGG study, well compensation grant program
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Statement on Governor’s pledge for funding SWIGG study, well compensation grant program

"Clean drinking water for everyone in our state means making sure families living with contaminated water are helped immediately."

Statement on EPA’s replacement to Clean Power Plan
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Statement on EPA’s replacement to Clean Power Plan

"The EPA’s proposed rule fails to address climate change while catering to special interests in the fossil fuel industry."

Clean Wisconsin files lawsuit challenging U.S. EPA’s failure to reduce unhealthy smog
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Clean Wisconsin files lawsuit challenging U.S. EPA’s failure to reduce unhealthy smog

Ozone smog harms people with respiratory disease, older adults, children and other vulnerable people.

Statement on legal win for wetlands
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Statement on legal win for wetlands

"This is a significant victory for the people of Wisconsin, our pristine wetlands, and the integrity of our environmental laws."

Statement on DNR approval of Racine water diversion
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Statement on DNR approval of Racine water diversion

"This proposed diversion does not meet the letter or spirit of the Great Lakes Compact," said Ezra Meyer, Water Resources Specialist.

Manure spreading protections on the right track
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Manure spreading protections on the right track

NR 151 the first step of many needed to fix drinking water contamination in Northeast WI

Clean Wisconsin applauds clean energy transition by WE Energies & WPS
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Clean Wisconsin applauds clean energy transition by WE Energies & WPS

350 megawatt solar investment in Wisconsin biggest in state

Wisconsin’s Waters Win in Clean Wisconsin High-Capacity Well Case
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Wisconsin’s Waters Win in Clean Wisconsin High-Capacity Well Case

Court orders to vacate seven permits, remand one for consideration

Clean Wisconsin statement on Clean Power Plan repeal
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Clean Wisconsin statement on Clean Power Plan repeal

Trump Administration turns blind eye to climate change impacts, clean energy future

Clean Wisconsin seeks to intervene in Dairy Business Association lawsuit
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Clean Wisconsin seeks to intervene in Dairy Business Association lawsuit

Clean Wisconsin defends safeguards preventing water pollution from CAFOs

Clean Wisconsin Challenges Frac Sand Facility Permit
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Clean Wisconsin Challenges Frac Sand Facility Permit

Permit would allow permanent destruction of rare wetland

Clean Wisconsin welcomes DNR plan to provide drinking water to residents with contaminated wells
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Clean Wisconsin welcomes DNR plan to provide drinking water to residents with contaminated wells

When contaminated water ends up in families’ private wells, the concentration of dangerous pathogens spikes.

High-capacity well bill’s passage ensures ongoing groundwater conflicts
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High-capacity well bill’s passage ensures ongoing groundwater conflicts

Bill gives away public groundwater for private benefit

State Gives Green Light to Billion-gallon Groundwater Giveaway
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State Gives Green Light to Billion-gallon Groundwater Giveaway

For industrial users, it’s open season on Wisconsin’s groundwater

Clean Wisconsin Blasts Trump’s Attack on Crucial Climate Protections
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Clean Wisconsin Blasts Trump’s Attack on Crucial Climate Protections

Trump’s latest executive order marks the beginning of fossil fuel industry-backed efforts to rescind the federal Clean Power Plan

Clean Wisconsin Wins Toxic Air Pollution Lawsuit
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Clean Wisconsin Wins Toxic Air Pollution Lawsuit

Federal Court rules EPA failed to update hazardous air pollution rules

Clean Wisconsin challenges high capacity well permits
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Clean Wisconsin challenges high capacity well permits

Constitution requires DNR to consider impacts on lakes, rivers, and streams

Environmental groups prevail in case over DNR’s authority to protect drinking water
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Environmental groups prevail in case over DNR’s authority to protect drinking water

Recent Dane County Circuit Court ruling requires additional groundwater monitoring, animal unit cap for Kewaunee County Dairy.

DNR Quietly Adopts AG’s Opinion on High-Capacity Wells
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DNR Quietly Adopts AG’s Opinion on High-Capacity Wells

Most of state’s water will now be unprotected from high-use wells

Praise for WPPI’s planned investment in wind power
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Praise for WPPI’s planned investment in wind power

Clean Wisconsin applauds the utility’s action to add 100MW of clean energy

Environmental Groups Call on EPA for Immediate Action in Kewaunee County
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Environmental Groups Call on EPA for Immediate Action in Kewaunee County

After 18 months of inaction, county residents deserve clean, safe drinking water

Better Pollution Controls Required for Oak Creek Coal Pile
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Better Pollution Controls Required for Oak Creek Coal Pile

Based on public comment, DNR to require additional controls for coal dust, particle pollution

Statement on Proposed Oak Creek Power Plant Coal Pile Expansion
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Statement on Proposed Oak Creek Power Plant Coal Pile Expansion

Concerned residents speak out over health, economic impacts of harmful emissions