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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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Wisconsin Environment Responds to President’s State of the Union Address

MADISON: Last night, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address. Wisconsin Environment's Clean Energy Associate Scott Thompson issued the following statement in response:

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Solar jobs census ranks Wisconsin fifth in nation

Madison, Wisconsin – Wisconsin Environment today released a new report from the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar education and research organization. The report found that Wisconsin as the 5th most solar related jobs in the country with an estimated 6,000 people employed by the solar industry.

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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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