The federal government on Tuesday announced $2.5 billion in new grants for the construction of electric vehicle charging stations and alternative fueling infrastructure, aiming in part at increasing access in underserved neighborhoods and communities.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking at a new Mississippi River restoration project, starting with a 39-mile stretch near Memphis, that could help save threatened and endangered aquatic animals.
Gov. Tony Evers’ biennial budget includes about $11 million more in newly announced proposals to address PFAS and other hazardous contaminants in the state, but it’s unclear whether the measures will garner enough support in the Republican-led Legislature.
Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Summer Strand to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Ellen Nowak, effective March 1. The appointment is effective March 2 for a six-year term expiring in 2029.
The state Department of Natural Resources needs to spend more money to protect wildlife and maintain facilities on public land, a conservative-leaning member of the agency's policy board said Wednesday.