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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.

Report | Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center

Global Warming and Extreme Weather: The Science, the Forecast, and the Impacts on America

Patterns of extreme weather are changing in the United States, and climate science predicts that further changes are in store. Extreme weather events lead to billions of dollars in economic damage and loss of life each year. Scientists project that global warming could affect the frequency, timing, location and severity of many types of extreme weather events in the decades to come. 

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News Release | Wisconsin Environment

401 Beach closings at Wisconsin beaches

MADISON – This summer, as Wisconsinites head to their favorite beaches across the state, Wisconsin Environment reported there were 401 beach closings and advisories at Lake Michigan and Lake Superior beaches due to pollution in 2009, a drop from the previous year according to the Natural Resource Defense Council’s 20th annual beach water quality report.

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News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Wisconsin is "Ready to Shine" With Solar Energy

MILWAUKEE - Today in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Environment was joined by local business and labor leaders to release a new report outlining Wisconsin’s solar potential. Citing the report’s findings, the speakers called for passage of the Clean Energy Jobs Act to boost Wisconsin’s solar industry. The event was held at the residence of a local homeowner who recently added solar panels to meet on-site electric and hot water needs.

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News Release | Wisconsin Environment

12,000 Citizens call for passage of Clean Energy Jobs Act

Madison – Today at the Capitol, a coalition of organizations announced that 12,000 Wisconsinites have signed a postcard to their legislators in support of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. The announcement comes three weeks after four hundred citizens visited the Capitol at the annual conservation lobby day, indicating a groundswell of support for the bill.

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