Monthly Archives: November 2009

EPA Proposes New Regulations for Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

The EPA last week proposed to strengthen the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO2). The new rule is the first time EPA has tightened controls for SO2 since 1971.

Posted in Clean Air Act

Governor Doyle Vetoes DNR Secretary Bill

Gov. Jim Doyle today vetoed AB 138, which would have removed the Governor’s authority to appoint the DNR Secretary and handed the authority to the Natural Resources Board. In his veto message, Gov. Doyle noted that the DNR Secretary is … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Natural Resources

Study: Wisconsin Climate Change Proposals Will Be Costly

The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (WPRI) this week issued a study titled, “The Economics of Climate Change Proposals in Wisconsin,” which analyzes the costs associated with complying with the various policy recommendations contained in Wisconsin’s Governor’s Task Force on Global … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Energy, Renewable Energy

EPA Moves One Step Closer to Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The EPA yesterday announced that it sent to the White House its final endangerment finding. An endangerment finding paves the way for the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

Posted in Clean Air Act, Climate Change, Energy, United States Supreme Court

Senate Passes DNR Secretary Bill, Governor Likely to Veto

The Senate yesterday passed a measure that removes the Governor’s authority to appoint the Department of Natural Resources Secretary, handing the authority to those appointed to the Natural Resources Board. The Senate amended AB 138 to allow the Senate to … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Natural Resources