Environment/Energy

11 Arrested at Peaceful Sit-in in Milwaukee

Yesterday, Friday, December 6, 2019, the People's Climate Coalition held a rally and demonstration in downtown Milwaukee in accordance with the International Youth Climate Strikes and the Sunrise Movement National Climate Strikes.

Diverse Coalition Calls on Senate Committee to Oppose Felony Trespass Bill

MADISON- Ahead of the hearing on the Felony Trespass Bill (AB426/SB386), a coalition of almost thirty groups sent a letter to the Wisconsin State Senate asking them to oppose the bill. The bill purports to protect worker safety and the private property rights of utilities and energy companies while simultaneously ensuring First Amendment freedoms. On the surface, these are goals that should and often do garner bipartisan support.

Communities: Proposed PFAS Policy Not Protective of Infant Health

WNPJS joined more than 40 groups from communities across the country with toxic PFAS contamination in their drinking water and groundwater in a unified statement today criticizing EPA's proposed cleanup goals as not protective of public health, especially for infants and young children.

Citizens and Local Governments Request Full Party Status in Transmission Case In Record Numbers

When Kerry Beheler of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, became aware of the significant habitat impacts of the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek high voltage transmission line in the Driftless Area, she began to educate herself. The decision came down to her daily life,“Many of the natural places where I conduct bird surveys, teach environmental education, work to restore native habitat, and where our community members enjoy the peace of natural surroundings, would be ravaged by 170 foot high towers and massive cables.

Open Letter to Wisconsin Representatives on Farming and the Environment

Rural Wisconsin needs leadership, a kind that is proactive and creative with respect to our rural communities and the environment. What we have received, especially after this last round of extreme weather events in August, fell far short of what was needed. Instead of planning for the inevitable, our state representatives react as if tornadoes and floods are rare.

Sign on to the PFAS Community Campaign

Laura Olah, the Executive Director of Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger, Coordinator of the PFAS Community Campaign - Wisconsin and National Coordinator of the Cease Fire Campaign is helping to organize a statewide campaign in response to toxic PFAS groundwater contamination at Wisconsin military sites like Fort McCoy, Volk Field, Truax Field, and General Mitchell Air National Guard.

Sign on to the PFAS Community Campaign

Laura Olah, the Executive Director of Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger, Coordinator of the PFAS Community Campaign - Wisconsinn and National Coordinator of the Cease Fire Campaign is helping to organize a statewide campaign in response to toxic PFAS groundwater contamination at Wisconsin military sites like Fort McCoy, Volk Field, Truax Field, and General Mitchell Air National
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