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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

Obama Administration Decision on Smog Standards Puts Thousands of Lives at Risk

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Obama administration announced that it will not update critical air quality standards for ozone pollution—commonly known as smog. This decision was made despite a unanimous recommendation by the independent board of air experts and scientists created under the Clean Air Act that the current standard be strengthened to protect public health.

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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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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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