Your Air

Nearly 2.1 million Wisconsinites live in areas with air quality that is considered unhealthy and more than 100,000 Wisconsin kids are suffering from pediatric asthma.(1) Wisconsin gets over 85% of its energy from coal, natural gas, and petroleum, which generate the soot and smog pollution that threatens Wisconsinites.(2) However, transportation also plays a big role because of our our state’s prioritization of road expansion over mass and alternative transit. Increasingly, frac sand mining is also posing a significant threat to air quality and public health in western Wisconsin.

Each week of the legislative session, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters takes a position on the conservation issues before the state legislature. To view the air-related issues being considered by legislators and the pro-conservation position, check out the Conservation Notices of the Week.

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