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.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment Research and Policy Center

Electric Vehicles are Ready to Roll in Wisconsin

With the right policies in place, plug-in vehicles can reduce oil dependence in Wisconsin by 1,773,492 gallons per year, according to a new report released today by Wisconsin Environment.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Senator Herb Kohl Stands Up for Wisconsinites’ Health, Helps Senate Reject Rollback of Mercury Standards

In a victory for Wisconsinites’ health and environment, the U.S. Senate today rejected a bill which would have allowed power plants to continue spewing toxic mercury pollution into our air.  

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Obama Administration to Protect Americans’ Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

Madison, WI —The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed historic new limits on carbon pollution from new power plants. Carbon pollution fuels global warming, which leads to poor air quality that triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.

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