John Robinson testified on Assembly Bill 347 on October 31, 2019 at the Assembly Committee on the Environment. John helped the Committee understand the ramifications of a bill to allow sand dredged from Lakes Michigan and Superior to be exempted from certain solid waste regulations. The bill would relax oversight of placement of dredged material …Read More >
“Action is needed now.”
In expressing that urgent call to respond quickly to the Earth’s changing climate and its increasingly disruptive and destructive impacts, Dan Vimont captured in a few words the shared commitment of more than 300 Wisconsin residents attending a Nov. 8 Climate Fast Forward conference in Madison.
Vimont, director of the Nelson Institute’s Center …Read More >
Wisconsin’s Green Fire’s commented on the scope of NR 151 rule changes to address agricultural practices affecting nitrate pollution of groundwater in sensitive areas, Nitrate in groundwater is a significant concern for public health in Wisconsin. WGF comments stress the importance of agricultural producers, conservationists, and leaders working together to meet the challenge. NR 151 revision is a key state policy to meet the challenge.Read More >
Most Wisconsin residents can breathe easy: fully 95 percent of the population lives in areas meeting federal air quality standards. That is the good news within the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 2019 Air Quality Trends Report that found continuing improvement as concentrations of several pollutants decreased throughout the state. But recent federal activities threaten to erase the significant achievements highlighted in the report.Read More >
Wisconsin’s Green Fire wants you to be part of the discussion at our third Annual Membership Meeting, Oct. 4-5 at Treehaven. Everyone can be actively involved in the weekend. Please join us. We value your input. Members are the soul of our organization.Read More >
While Wisconsin has among the finest freshwater resources in North America, an increasingly large number of Wisconsin communities, homes, schools, and businesses find their water sources unsafe to drink. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan was a wake-up call about the hazards of water supplies we once assumed would always be safe. The total scope of the water quality crisis in Wisconsin today is much larger however than one community or one region. Wisconsin needs a drinking water solution equal to the magnitude of the problem. This paper lays out elements of that solution.Read More >
WGF releases a series of videos of members presenting on the relationship between cropping practices and water quality in Wisconsin, based on current science. This information draws from the expertise of water quality and public health scientists from DNR and the university system as well as agricultural conservation experience from WI Dept of Agriculture and …Read More >
WGF members have evaluated the application for the proposed CHC high voltage transmission line (hvtl) by the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin. WGF requests that the PSC refer to the previously submitted WGF comments regarding the proposed CHC for the draft Environmental Impact Statement for more information, PSC reference number 364009 in Docket 5-CE-146.
We …Read More >