OPINION: Climate-positive headlines greenwash Wisconsin’s fossil fuel dependency


OPINION: Climate-positive headlines greenwash Wisconsin’s fossil fuel dependency


Despite news of renewable energy projects, fossil fuel investment undermines net-zero 2050 commitment

Late last month, Gov. Tony Evers reached a deal with funding from the U.S. Forestry Service to purchase 70,000 acres of the Pelican River Forest in northern Wisconsin. The conservation project, which protects pristine forests from future development, will now represent the largest of its kind in state history.

Unsurprisingly, Republicans on the Legislature’s budget committee remained uncooperative with Evers throughout the project, forcing Evers to seek federal funding for the purchase. Opponents voiced concerns over the lack of potential future development within the Pelican River Forest as well as a decline in tax revenues from private landowners...

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Ken Notes: I have to applaud the Governor for doing his best under difficult circumstances.

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