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In response to a growing set of pollution threats and to mark today’s 47th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Environment America Research and Policy Center and the Clean Water for All coalition have launched a new website -- “Voices for Clean Water” -- that features photos and testimonials from a wide array of individuals from across America. They included business owners, faith leaders, public health experts and people who love to swim, hike, kayak or just drink clean water.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposal to update to the federal Lead and Copper Rule. As proposed, EPA’s long-awaited update to the Lead and Copper Rule falls far short of the decisive action needed to “get the lead out” of our drinking water. And in a few critical provisions, the proposed rule could even take us backwards.
On the wrong day at the wrong beach, swimming could make you sick.
Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday a goal of eliminating carbon-based electricity in Wisconsin by 2050. To meet that goal, Evers’ signed an executive order that creates the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy, which will help coordinate stakeholders across the state, including local governments, utilities and businesses.
The U.S. House approved a host of provisions today to address widespread drinking water contamination from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The annual defense spending bill would phase out the military’s use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams by 2025 — a major source of drinking water contamination. The bill would also designate all PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under Superfund and toxic pollutants under the Clean Water Act, spurring cleanup and reducing discharges into waterways, respectively.
Bruce Speight, 1974-2019
Along with his family and friends, as well as other environmental and public interest advocates, the Wisconsin Environment community is mourning the passing of State Directorour colleagueour Washington state director Bruce Speight, who died on September 20. A remembrance of Bruce’s life and work.A remembrance of Bruce’s life and work.A remembrance of Bruce’s life and work.