E.P.A. experts objected to ‘misleading’ agency smog decision, emails show

One agency scientist expressed “disbelief” over a 2018 decision to exempt most of southeastern Wisconsin from federal limits on smog.
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Dave Zweifel: Racing toward the bottom on the environment

The most recent Smithsonian Magazine identifies what it calls the "Clean Top 10" states in deriving their energy from renewable fuels. No surprise here: Wisconsin is not among them.
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James Rowen: Water pollution skyrockets under Walker

Gov. Walker says he's taking Wisconsin in the right direction, but that destination may be a place where you don't want to smell, drink or fish the public waters, his own data show.

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Scott Walker threatens family farms and the environment

Scott Walker wants the ag department rather than the DNR to regulate factory farms. Even Republicans are opposed to that idea — and rightly so.
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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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