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.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

President Obama & EPA Protect Public Health, Announce Landmark Mercury Standard for Power Plants

Madison, Wisconsin – Today, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. A record 907,000 Americans submitted comments on the standard, which is expected to cut toxic mercury pollution from power plants by 90 percent.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

New Data Shows Wisconsin Power Plants Emit 19th Most Mercury Pollution Nationally

Madison, WI– Wisconsin's power plants emit more mercury pollution than power plants in over 30 other states, according to brand new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data outlined in Wisconsin Environment latest report, Wisconsin's Biggest Mercury Polluters. The report found that in total, power plants in Wisconsin emitted 1329 pounds of mercury pollution in 2010. Wisconsin Environment’s report comes as EPA is set to finalize a standard to limit mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants next month.