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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Clean Energy Jobs Act Can Ramp Up Solar Power

MILWAUKEE -- Today at the Green Energy Summit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Environment will release a new report outlining a vision for using the sun to meet 10 percent of the United States’ total energy needs by 2030. The report is the first in a two-part series the group is releasing to build support for state and federal policies to promote solar energy.

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News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Congressman Petri Supports Polluters over Health of Children

Madison – More than 85,000 residents in and around Representative Petri's district with asthma, including over 19,000 children, are at increased risk of adverse health consequences if he is successful in preventing the US EPA from updating Clean Air Act standards, according to data compiled by the Natural Resources Defense Council and released by Wisconsin Environment . Representative Petri has received more than $165,000 from polluters, many of which have made stopping the EPA a high priority.

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News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Report: The Clean Air Act’s Economic Benefits Outweigh Costs by 30 to 1

Madison—Days after the U.S. House passed a funding bill that eviscerates clean air protections in Wisconsin, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a report today that highlights the economic and health benefits of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.

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News Release | Wisconsin Environment

New Report: Wisconsin Remains at risk from Mercury Pollution

Madison, Wisconsin – The Columbia Energy Center power plant in Pardeeville emits 627 pounds of mercury every year [SEE Chart 1 in attached document]—the most in Wisconsin—according to the new Wisconsin Environment report, Dirty Energy’s Assault on our Health: Mercury.

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President Obama Highlights Renewable Energy as a Bright Spot in Wisconsin's Economy

MADISON: President Obama travels to Manitowoc on Wednesday to visit Orion Energy Systems as part of his Main Street tour. Ahead of the visit, Orion announced that they expect to increase their operating revenue by 54% in the third quarter compared to the same time period last year.

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