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Wisconsin Environment Endorses Candidates for 2014 Elections

Wisconsin Environment, a statewide environmental organization, announced today the endorsement of three candidates for federal office in the 2014 elections.

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2,793,000 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Wisconsin’s Waterways

Madison, WI--Industrial facilities dumped 2,793,000 pounds of toxic chemicals into Wisconsin’s waterways in 2012, according to a new report by Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center. The “Wasting Our Waters” report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a new rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in Wisconsin and across the nation.

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EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

Madison, WI - Today, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 53% of Wisconsin’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development. 

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Report Connects Political Influence of Big Ag with Polluted Waterways in Wisconsin

Madison, WI – As more and more of Wisconsin’s lakes suffer from pollution at the hands of industrial agriculture, a new report by Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center reveals the political influence of the agribusiness lobby and its role in weakening Wisconsin’s clean water protections. In the last decade, the number of permitted factory farms in Wisconsin has more than doubled, and the agencies charged with enforcing the state’s clean water standards have allowed for the rapid growth of industrial farming.

 

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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:

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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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Wisconsin's Beach Closings Increase, Wisconsin Environment Calls for Better Protections

MILWAUKEE – As Wisconsinites flock to the beach, pollution from stormwater runoff and sewage overflows continue to plague Wisconsin’s beaches. Wisconsin Environment reported that beach closings and advisories due to pollution went up last year in Wisconsin totaling 735 days of closed beaches, according to Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) 21st annual beachwater quality report released today.

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Groups call on Gov. Walker to protect Wisconsin's lakes

Madison – On Tuesday, area fishermen, farmers and environmentalists held a press conference at Lake Waubesa, to call on Governor Walker and his administration to move ahead with protections for Wisconsin’s waterways.

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