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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

May 25, 2023

Sen. Baldwin announces nearly $10M for Wisconsin brownfields cleanup

The announcement was part of a $315 million EPA investment to clean up brownfields across the U.S.

Wisconsin’s water use
May 1, 2023

Fond du Lac water utility confidence report now available online

Fond du Lac released its Water Utility Consumer Confidence report covering water quality during 2022.

Feb 7, 2023

AGC urges contractors to weigh in on EPA decision over PVC scrap waste

The EPA tentatively denied a petition to classify PVC scrap as hazardous waste. The agency will make a final decision in April.

Jan 11, 2023

After decades of work, Lower Fox River, Green Bay cleanup projects end

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced the closure process of its Lower Fox River PCB cleanup project.

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.

Aug 18, 2022

Milwaukee redevelopment authority OKs brownfields cleanup as part of federal funds requirement

The Milwaukee redevelopment committee voted unanimously on Thursday to clean up brownfield site in the city's north side alongside recommended guidelines to comply with requirements for federal funds.

Jul 1, 2022

EXPLAINER: Why Court’s EPA-climate change ruling matters

The Supreme Court's climate change ruling on Thursday is likely to hinder President Joe Biden's plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade and to make the U.S. a global leader again in the fight to slow global warming.

Jun 30, 2022

Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions

In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court decided Thursday to limit how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants.

Jun 17, 2022

EPA: ‘Forever chemicals’ pose risk even at very low levels

The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water are more dangerous than previously thought and pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot currently be detected.

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 5, 2022

EPA rule would finally ban asbestos, carcinogen still in use

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed a rule to finally ban asbestos, a carcinogen that is still used in some chlorine bleach, brake pads and other products and kills thousands of Americans every year.

Mar 14, 2022

EPA plan would limit downwind pollution from power plants

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a plan that would restrict smokestack emissions from power plants and other industrial sources that burden downwind areas with smog-causing pollution they can't control.


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