News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Pres. Obama to Unveil Plan to Address Climate Change

Madison, WI – In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, record drought in many states, and recent flooding throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest, Pres. Obama has announced he will unveil a climate action plan on Tuesday designed to cut the carbon pollution fueling global warming and advance clean energy solutions. Wisconsin Environment and many other organizations applauded the announcement.  

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Wisconsin Environment Applauds Nomination of Gina McCarthy for EPA Administrator

Madison, WI — Today, President Obama nominated Gina McCarthy for the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, replacing outgoing Administrator Lisa Jackson. McCarthy is currently the assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at the EPA, and previously held top environmental positions in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Megan Severson, state advocate for Wisconsin Environment, issued the following statement in response:

News Release | Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center

Wind Energy in Wisconsin Prevents as Much Global Warming Pollution as Taking 133,000 Cars Off the Road Each Year

As this summer’s drought prompts more Wisconsinites to call for action to tackle global warming and the rise in extreme weather, Wisconsin Environment released a new report today that shows that Wisconsin’s current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 133,000 cars off the road per year. 

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Obama Administration Finalizes Historic Clean Car Standards

Madison, WI—Today the Obama administration finalized new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today’s vehicles by 2025, drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use in Wisconsin and nationwide.  The standards will cover new cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025, and require those vehicles to meet the equivalent of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025.  A recent joint analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Union of Concerned Scientists projects that by 2030 in Wisconsin alone, the standards will cut carbon pollution from vehicles by 3.9 million metric tons—the equivalent of the annual pollution of 598,000 of today’s vehicles—and save 335 million gallons of fuel. 

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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