Stories tagged: "Midwest Environmental Advocates"


Firefighting foam is a common source of PFAS pollution. (Shutterstock)
Lawsuit Could Send Wisconsin’s PFAS Protections ‘Back Into the Dark Ages’

Environmental advocates warn of health hazards that could result from a business lobby’s bid to hamstring the DNR.

Eau Claire city officials announced Monday that PFAS levels higher than allowable limits were discovered in four of the city’s 16 wells that provide city residents with drinking water. The city is among about 70 sites in Wisconsin where PFAS contamination has been discovered. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
A Quarter of Eau Claire’s Municipal Wells Have PFAS Contamination, City Announces

City shuts down four of 16 wells after tests show elevated levels of harmful PFAS.

Bensalem, Pennsylvania / USA - February 7, 2019: Firefighting foam remains on the ground surface following a tanker truck accident.
Bill Would Grant PFAS Polluters Lawsuit Immunity

The legislation would provide municipalities with PFAS cleanup grants on the condition they don’t sue the polluters.

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Biden’s Climate Policy Could Help Offset Wisconsin GOP’s Anti-Environment Actions

The Trump administration and GOP control of the Legislature have hampered funding of initiatives to reduce pollution.

Madison firefighters spray PFAS-free foam during a media demonstration earlier this year. The PFAS-free foam is an alternative to the foam produced at the Tyco plant in Marinette. (Photo by Madison Fire Department)
Evers Announces Plans for PFAS Standards, Support for Veterans Living Near Contaminated Military Sites

Recommendations outline efforts to boost rural economy, enact environmental safeguards. But GOP may be about to weaken rules on “forever chemicals.”

Concerns about a proposed pipeline include potential spills, such as this July 2010 oil spill of approximately 840,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek, Michigan, from a 30 inch-wide pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Partners. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
A New Dirty Energy Pipeline Project Is Being Proposed for Northern Wisconsin

Line would run south of Bad River Tribal Land. New pro-energy group announces its existence to support the project.