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Milwaukee Jet IN terminal
May 5, 2023

Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport’s newest private Jet IN terminal offers unparalleled experience

Jet IN's fixed-based operator used Wisconsin based partners, from the contractor who poured concrete to the coffee for the passengers.

Apr 27, 2023

Jet IN completes $11 million fixed-base operator complex at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Jet IN officials said this is the first purpose-built general and business aviation facility built at Milwaukee’s airport in more than three decades.

Aug 26, 2022

EPA to designate ‘forever chemicals’ as hazardous substances

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday designated "forever chemicals" that have been used in cookware, carpets and firefighting foams as hazardous substances, clearing the way for quicker cleanup of the group of toxic compounds known as PFAS.

Enbridge pipeline
Aug 17, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act’s climate promise relies heavily on carbon capture, meaning thousands of miles of pipeline

President Joe Biden signed a sweeping climate, energy and health care bill on Aug. 16, legislation that contains about $370 billion for clean-energy development and combatting climate change.

Aug 16, 2022

Evers sending $10 million in grants to reconstruct, treat water in, more than 1,000 private wells

Gov. Tony Evers and the Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that the state is distributing $10 million to rebuild or abandon contaminated wells throughout Wisconsin, or treat water from such wells.

Aug 15, 2022

15 years later, Wisconsin university’s massive Lake Michigan seawall frustrates downstream neighbors

Six years ago, David Spector bought an 80-year old house perched on a 120-foot bluff for its panoramic view of Lake Michigan’s endless horizon.  But that priceless view may cost Spector more than he could have imagined as ongoing shoreline erosion edges his house ever closer to the bluff’s precipice and crashing waves below. 

Aug 12, 2022

In Biden’s big bill: Climate, health care, deficit reduction

The biggest investment ever in the U.S. to fight climate change. A hard-fought cap on out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients. A new corporate minimum tax to ensure big businesses pay their share.

Aug 3, 2022

How the climate deal would help farmers protect the environment

The climate deal reached last week by Senate Democrats could reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that American farmers produce by expanding programs that help accumulate carbon in soil, fund climate-focused research and lower the abundant methane emissions that come from cows.

Jul 20, 2022

Wisconsin AG sues 18 companies over PFAS contamination

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force nearly 20 companies that he alleges contaminated the environment with chemicals known as PFAS to reimburse the state for investigations and cleanup work.

Jun 27, 2022

Chemical spill site in NW Wisconsin gets $1.4 million in federal infrastructure funding

After many years, the cleanup of toxic chemicals in a little town in northern Wisconsin can finally continue. As part of President Joe Biden’s 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, $3.5 billion was allotted for the cleanup of backlogged contamination sites. In the first wave of funding, a site in Daniels, Wisconsin — an unincorporated town near the Minnesota border — was chosen to receive fina[...]

May 5, 2022

Biden to crack down on polluters in poor, minority areas

Following through on a campaign promise, the Biden administration on Thursday announced a wide-ranging enforcement strategy aimed at holding industrial polluters accountable for damage done to poor and minority neighborhoods.

Apr 28, 2022

PSC approves $620M in solar farms in phase two of Alliant’s clean energy plan

Wisconsin regulators approved Alliant Energy's plan on Thursday to spend about $620 million to develop six new solar farms and close two coal plants in the second phase of a plan to spend $1.5 billion on renewable energy.

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