Evers Budget Has Green Goals

Evers Budget Has Green Goals

Significant investment to combat climate change, protect public land.

New Program for Lead-Poisoned Children

New Program for Lead-Poisoned Children

Medical College of Wisconsin program seeks improved response to kids testing positive.

EPA Requires Lead Testing for Schools, Day Cares

EPA Requires Lead Testing for Schools, Day Cares

But fails to speed up removal of lead lines. A “heart breaking failure,” critics charge.

Lead Testing Down During Pandemic

Lead Testing Down During Pandemic

Milwaukee has performed nearly 40% fewer lead tests this year.

Op Ed: Lead Poisoning and a Listening Session
Op Ed

Lead Poisoning and a Listening Session

More funds needed to protect city’s children. And more media attention to the issue.

SafeHomes initiative expands lead abatement efforts for a lead-free Milwaukee
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Efforts Expand in Wisconsin

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Efforts Expand in Wisconsin

DHS Lead Policy Advisor Keeps the Spotlight on Eliminating Lead Dangers

Green Bay Replaces Every Lead Pipe

Green Bay Replaces Every Lead Pipe

Five-year effort replaces more than 2,000 pipes. Lambeau Field tax helped pay for it.

EPA Unveils New Lead Regulations

EPA Unveils New Lead Regulations

But critics say allowable lead levels for drinking water are too high.

Op Ed: More Water Infrastructure Funding Needed
Op Ed

More Water Infrastructure Funding Needed

Federal spending for water pipelines, sewage system, etc. is just one-eighth of what it was in 1970s.

Council effort to create lead-safe program moves forward
City Hall: Milwaukee on 70-Year Pace To Replace Lead Laterals
City Hall

Milwaukee on 70-Year Pace To Replace Lead Laterals

What will the city do for property owners that want to voluntarily replace their laterals?

City Hall: Audit Gives Water Works High Marks
City Hall

Audit Gives Water Works High Marks

Outside audit of city utility found good practices for lead reduction, water quality monitoring.

League of Women Voters Presents Forum on Lead Poisoning March 6
AG Objects to Relaxed Lead Pipe Rules

AG Objects to Relaxed Lead Pipe Rules

Kaul joins other Attorneys General in objection to new EPA rules for lead pipe removal.

City Hall: Former Health Director Blames Barrett
City Hall

Former Health Director Blames Barrett

Bevan Baker breaks his silence, slams Mayor and other city departments.

Statement of Bevan K. Baker

Statement of Bevan K. Baker

Statement provided to media on December 23rd, 2019

Mayor Barrett Proposes $2.2 Million in Block Grant Funds for Lead Abatement

Mayor Barrett Proposes $2.2 Million in Block Grant Funds for Lead Abatement

“We will continue to act proactively to reduce the number of Milwaukee children with lead poisoning.”

City Hall: Health Department Probe a State Matter
City Hall

Health Department Probe a State Matter

Criminal investigation taken over by Department of Justice, city officials say.

City Hall: Proposal Uses Lead Abatement Funds for Marketing
City Hall

Proposal Uses Lead Abatement Funds for Marketing

Ald. Lewis proposes using lateral replacement funds for council's "community outreach."

Op Ed: Everyone Deserves Clean Water
Op Ed

Everyone Deserves Clean Water

Evers, Democrats back a comprehensive agenda. We want to work with Republicans on this.

Residents Rally for Clean Drinking Water

Residents Rally for Clean Drinking Water

Coalition On Lead Emergency pushes for action, some city officials pledge to help.

Baldwin Pushes for Action on Lead Poisoning

Baldwin Pushes for Action on Lead Poisoning

Urges Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to improve lead screening data.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges CMS to Increase Childhood Lead Screenings

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges CMS to Increase Childhood Lead Screenings

Senators Urging CMS to Address Gaps in Key Data used to Inform Prevention

Senator Taylor Continues To Bring Attention to High Levels of Lead and its Connection to Violence

Senator Taylor Continues To Bring Attention to High Levels of Lead and its Connection to Violence

The city of Milwaukee must aggressively work to reduce lead exposure in our kids if we want to move forward and improve the safety of our communities.

Sen. Taylor Calls for Focus on Violence Prevention

Sen. Taylor Calls for Focus on Violence Prevention

"I’m grateful to see Governor Evers amplify the concerns of the people of this state regarding the issue of gun violence."

Lead Exposure Linked to Gun Violence

Lead Exposure Linked to Gun Violence

UWM study finds kids exposed to lead are more likely to later commit gun violence.

Evers Pushes Action on Water Quality

Evers Pushes Action on Water Quality

After 13 public hearings across state, water quality policy proposals are being drafted.

Study Finds Link Between Childhood Exposure to Lead and Firearm Violence

Study Finds Link Between Childhood Exposure to Lead and Firearm Violence

The link was so strong that about half of gun violence perpetration and victimization was attributable to blood lead levels ? 5 µg/dL (the current reference level for elevated lead).

EPA Proposes Updates to Rules Impacting Lead and Copper in Drinking Water