2017 News Coverage

December 26, 2017, EDITORIAL: As Trump weakens EPA, citizens must lead fight to protect environment, Chicago Sun-Times

December 25, 2017, Cathy Stepp takes charge of EPA office that is pressuring her DNR, Wisconsin State Journal

December 21, 2017, GOP Promises Eliminating Wetland Permits Won't Hurt State, Associated Press

December 21, 2017, Editorial: To promote change locally, support Community Shares, CapTimes

December 20, 2017, Former Wisconsin DNR Head Cathy Stepp To Lead Midwest EPA Region, WPR

December 18, 2017, Clean-car standards needed to maintain health, save money, local officials tell Trump, Wisconsin State Journal

December 18, 2017, Madison community leaders urge Trump administration to maintain clean car standards, Channel 3000

December 15, 2017, Jagler: We Energies' Gale Klappa flips the switch for solar energy, Journal Sentinel

December 14, 2017, Flashback 2017: /Donald Trump turned his back on the planet, Wisconsin Gazette

December 11, 2017, Walker signs bill lifting mining moratorium, Associated Press

December 11, 2017, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signs measure clearing way for copper and gold mining, Journal Sentinel

December 10, 2017, As one Wisconsin coal plant closes, neighbors of another worry pollution will shift to their backyards, Midwest Energy News

December 6, 2017, Wisconsin on the verge of taking an important step to replacing its lead pipes

November 30, 2017, We Energies to close Pleasant Prairie power plant, Journal Times

November 30, 2017, WEC Energy to close Pleasant Prairie coal-fired plant, Kallanish Energy

November 30, 2017, Wisconsin coal plant, customer to five Wyoming mines, likely to retire early, Star Tribune

November 30, 2017, Combatting consumerism vital in protecting, nurturing our planet, The Badger Herald

November 29, 2017, We Energies Closing Coal-Fired Plant In Pleasant Prairie, WPR

November 28, 2017, We Energies' coal-fired power plant in Pleasant Prairie to be shut down in 2018, Journal Sentinel

November 28, 2017, WEC Energy Group to shut down Pleasant Prairie power plant, BizTimes

November 28, 2017, Pleasant Prairie coal plant to close in 2018, Daily Reporter

November 17, 2017, State News: Foxconn, CAFOs, Student Loans, Door County Pulse

November 8, 2017, Rural La Crosse County Residents Seek Answers About Well Water Contamination, SWNews

November 8, 2017, Industry Advocates Laud Legislature's Repeal Of Mining Moratorium Law, WPR

October 30, 2017, Screening set for movie about Ohio coal plant, Racine County Eye

October 30, 2017, Clean Power Coalition to air documentary, Journal Times

October 29, 2017, Going solar: Local grassroots groups take on coal power, continue climate change debate, Kenosha News

October 24, 2017, Town of Holland man shares cautionary tale of groundwater contamination, WXOW


October 12, 2017, Meet the Lawyer Taking on Wisconsin’s Highway Lobby — And Winning, Streetsblog USA

October 11, 2017, Highway Funding Impasse Hits Home in Milwaukee, Governing

October 10, 2017, Abandoning of I-94 East-West Project Draws Mixed Reactions, Fox 6 News

October 10, 2017, Sierra Club Plans Groundwater Forum, La Crosse Tribune

October 10, 2017, Coalition celebrates failure of Interstate 94 expansion project, WISN

October 6, 2017, I-94 east-west safety problems and congestion remain after Milwaukee expansion abandoned, Journal Sentinel

October 5, 2017, Program On Mining In Northern Wisconsin Shows Divide, WXPR

October 3, 2017, WisDOT asks Feds to rescind decision for controversial I-94 expansion in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Gazette

September 29, 2017, Sierra Club Pushes For Wis. Utility Wind Farm But Argues More Is Needed, North American WindPower

September 25, 2017, Local Legislators answer FoxConn questions, The Journal Times

September 24, 2017, In Wisconsin, GOP pushes to end sulfide mining moratorium, Associated Press

September 24, 2017, Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Debate Shifts to Public Hearings, Beloit Daily News

September 22, 2107, UW-River Falls makes Sierra Club's 'Cool Schools' list, Pierce County Herald

September 21, 2017, Proposed bill opens path for a sulfide mine at Eau Claire Dells near Wausau, Wausau Daily Herald

September 20, 2017, Farmers Union, AFL-CIO, Sierra Club discuss common NAFTA concerns, Brownfield Ag News

September 11, 2017, Game-changing mine bill pits environmental groups, business interests against each other, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

September 8, 2017, Long road ahead for Superior natural gas plant, Superior Telegram

September 7, 2017, Mining Bill Draws Support, Opposition at Public Hearing, Wisconsin Public Radio

September 6, 2017, Battle over mine pollution ramps up, Wisconsin State Journal

September 6, 2017, Scott Pruitt Has EPA Ignoring Its Mission When We Need It Most, Huffington Post

August 31, 2017, Sierra Club maps volatile facilities threatened by Harvey, Wisconsin Gazette

August 30, 2017, Mining Bill Will Pollute the State, Urban Milwaukee

August 29, 2017, Lawmakers Propose More Limits to State Agencies' Regulatory Power, Wisconsin Public Radio

August 29, 2017, Sierra Club ranks UWM among top sustainable universities, UWM Report

August 24, 2017, Tifanny pushes end to state's mining moratorium, The Northwoods River News

August 20, 2017, Broader relaxation of environmental rules seen coming from FoxConn, Wisconsin State Journal

August 17, 2017, Letter-to-the-Editor: The Cost of Coal, Racine County Eye

August 11, 2017, Critics Wary fo Wisconsin Gov. Walker's Plan to Push Through FoxConn Deal, Common Dreams

August 10, 2017, Questions Emerge Over What Wisconsin Must Give for FoxConn Plant, New York Times

August 9, 2017, Walker to OK more legislative scrutiny of expensive agency rules, River Falls Journal

July 6, 2017, Great Lakes Advocates Rally In Support of Federal Cleanup Funding, Wisconsin Public Radio

June 26, 2017, Conference of US Mayors votes for clean, renewable energy, Wisconsin Gazette

June 25, 2017, Parade on the Pipeline near Rio reminds residents of oil risks, Portage Daily Register

June 14, 2017, Factory farm dangers cited in Sierra Club report, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

May 11, 2017, Community leaders discuss lead in drinking water, Racine Journal Times

May 9, 2017, Lead in water awareness event set for Wednesday, Racine Journal Times

May 4, 2017, Wisconsin Senate Passes Koch-Backed REINS Bill that Would Benefit Koch, Other Polluters, Desmog Blog

April 25, 2017, Madison Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy, The Pointer

April 22, 2017, Thousands march in Madison on Earth Day, Wisconsin Gazette

April 20, 2017, Scientific Method: Academics, environmentalists converge for dual demonstrations, The Isthmus

April 11, 2017, Plaintiffs in I-94 Suit Say Highway Project is 'Racist in its Consequences', Shepherd Express

April 10, 2017, Clean Energy firing up region, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

March 28, 2017, New Report: Clean energy creates more jobs than fossil fuels, Wisconsin Gazette

March 27, 2017, Sierra Club Hits New Milestone-25 Cities Now Committed to 100% Renewable Energy, CleanTechnica

March 25, 2017, City Leaders Talk Lead Contamination Solutions on World Water Day, Milwaukee Courier

March 25, 2017, Wisconsin's capital city sets a high bar with ambitious renewable energy goal, Midwest Energy News3

March 23, 2017, Sierra Club warns of local, global threats to clean water, La Crosse Tribune

March 23, 2017, Madison, Wisconsin commits to 100% renewable energy, inhabitat

March 4, 2017, Coulee Region Climate Alliance hosts climate action festival, WXOW

March 3, 2017, NAACP sues to stop Milwaukee County's I-94 east-west project, Journal Sentinel

March 3, 2017, Sierra Club, NAACP team up to block interstate project, Law360

March 3, 2017, Greens, NAACP team up to block road project, Courthouse News

March 3, 2017, Suit over road project cites impact on minorities, Associated Press 

March 2, 2017, Lawsuit claims I-94 expansion harms blacks, is based on inaccurate data, Wisconsin Gazette

March 2, 2017, I-94 east-west expansion challenged in federal lawsuit, BizJournal

March 2, 2017, Civil rights, faith, and environmental groups file suit over I-94 expansion, Wisconsin Gazette

February 21, 2017, MGE Plans $107 million wind farm in Northeast Wisconsin, Wisconsin State Journal

February 15, 2017, EPA OKs state GOP Exemptions for Polluters, Wisconsin State Journal

February 11, 2017, Gray Wolf Is Again A Political Flashpoint in the Midwest, Wall Street Journal

February 7, 2017, EPA OKs state GOP exemptions for polluters, Wisconsin State Journal

January 30, 2017, Wisconsin Changes websites' wording on climate, Bloomberg News

January 24, 2017, Trump's push for more pipelines could boost oil pressure on Wisconsin, Journal Sentinel

January 17, 2017, Mining Moratorium essential to protect water, Dave Blouin and Al Gedicks Editorial

January 16, 2017, Letter-to-the-Editor: Pick a Concern

January 10, 2017, Northern Wisconsin Lawmaker wants to Repeal Mining Moratorium Law

January 8, 2017, Wisconsin's Climate may need to adapt to Donald Trump