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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Senators Kohl and Johnson support proposal to weaken clean air standards

Madison, WI—Senators Kohl and Johnson have signed their names onto a bill that would block critical public health protections for Wisconsin children and families. The bill, S. 1392, introduced last week by Senators Susan Collins (ME) and Ron Wyden (OR), would delay the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to limit mercury and air toxics from industrial facilities, meaning more dangerous pollution, and putting as many as 22,750 lives nationwide at risk.

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News Release | Wisconsin Environment

More Than 170,000 Americans Urge EPA to Protect our Waterways

This show of public support comes as Congress debates legislation that would block EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward on clarifying which water bodies are protected under the Clean Water Act.

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News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Wisconsin's Beach Closings Increase, Wisconsin Environment Calls for Better Protections

MILWAUKEE – As Wisconsinites flock to the beach, pollution from stormwater runoff and sewage overflows continue to plague Wisconsin’s beaches. Wisconsin Environment reported that beach closings and advisories due to pollution went up last year in Wisconsin totaling 735 days of closed beaches, according to Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) 21st annual beachwater quality report released today.

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Report | Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center

Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches

Polluted urban and suburban runoff is a major threat to water quality at the nation’s coastal beaches. Runoff from storms and irrigation carries pollution from parking lots, yards, and streets directly to waterways. In some parts of the country, stormwater routinely causes overflows from sewage systems.

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