Environment/Energy

Action: Diversion of Great Lakes Water for Foxconn Challenged

On Friday afternoon, Midwest Environmental Advocates filed a legal action under the Great Lakes Compact to challenge the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ approval of the City of Racine’s request to divert 7 million gallons per day (MGD) of Great Lakes water outside the Great Lakes Basin.  

Solar Sauk County program reaches program milestone, makes solar even more affordable

Baraboo, WI - May 8, 2018 - The Solar Sauk County program has reached its first benchmark of 50 kilowatts (kW), triggering savings that apply to everyone who goes solar through the program. The program, which began in March, allows individual home and commercial property owners to access lower prices for solar installations through the power of volume purchasing. As such, at each interval of 50, 125, and 200 kW of solar capacity that the program participants collectively achieve, the price of solar is reduced. 

ACT NOW to STOP the bad Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act!

Dear Friend, 

Mayday! Mayday! We must ACT NOW to STOP the bad Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act (HR-3053)—coming to a vote in Congress in the next several days. This legislation puts thousands of our communities at risk with decades of deadly radioactive waste shipments. 

Send a letter, sign the petition – and, most importantly, also make a CALL to your US Representative in Congress—TODAY.

Defending Against The Back Forty Mine

Daniel Blondeau’s claim that the Back Forty project will not disturb the cultural resources of the Menominee Nation or pollute groundwater or surface waters next to the Menominee River has no basis in science, law or common sense. To read the rest of this response, the article, and what Daniel Blondeau of Aquila Resources had to say, go to https://www.greenamerica.org/drinking-water-risk/back-40-miner-res

WDNR Says Dredging Will Restore Health of Gruber’s Grove Bay

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WDNR Says Dredging Will Restore Health of Gruber’s Grove Bay

Health/mortality implications of PM 2.5 and ozone on "seniors"

Click here to read a recently published article in the New England Journal of Medicine regarding the health/mortality implications of PM 2.5 and ozone on "seniors". The study is well designed, extremely large, and statistically significant.

Congress Requires Military to Pursue Alternatives to Burning Munitions

With President Obama’s signature on the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, a nationwide grassroots campaign to ensure the safe disposal of our nation’s conventional munitions stockpile secured a key victory. The amendment, written by U.S.

Michigan mine threatens Menominee Nation’s sacred sites

By Al Gedicks

Imagine an open pit mine deeper than the height of Wisconsin’s tallest building, Milwaukee’s U.S. Bank tower. The depth of that pit, a mere 150 feet from the Menominee River (a major Lake Michigan tributary that forms the Wisconsin-Michigan border and flows into Green Bay) would exceed 700 feet. The pit would be 2,000 feet wide and 2,500 feet long. That would be the enormous size of the controversial open pit gold and zinc sulfide mine recently given preliminary approval by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

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