Nearly two-thirds of Wisconsin’s 744 fire departments are storing foam that contain harmful chemicals known as PFAS, according to a state Department of Natural Resources survey conducted this spring. The survey estimates that disposing of the foam could cost millions of dollars. PFAS chemicals are known as forever chemicals, because they linger in the environment […]
Hiding under all the publicity of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration is quietly continuing to weaken environmental standards. WISPIRG Director Peter Skopec talks about the effort to undercut mercury pollution standards and more.
The Trump administration’s war against science is well known — Martha Kinsella from the Brennan Center for Justice talks about rules being considered which would restrict the EPA’s requirement to consider scientific studies in their regulations… under the guise of “transparency”.
Several broad-reaching historic EPA regulations are being re-written by the Trump administration, weakening regulations which have been safeguards for clean water and air in the U.S. — all in the name of fast-tracking development for industry and the petrochemical companies. Mitch Jones from Food & Water Watch talks about how these proposed rule changes will […]
Wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, drought, heat waves. “This summer is the summer where the impacts of climate change are really hitting us in the face,” says professor Michael Mann. He joins Esty today for the hour to put these record-breaking weather disasters in context and to offer critical updates on the state of energy politics globally […]
The environmental group Clean Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit today, challenging federal smog regulations in Wisconsin. The group says the Environmental Protection Agency is failing to comply with the Clean Air Act. The law was created in 1963 to limit air pollution. That means monitoring the air in specific places where pollution levels are too […]