Appleton council to consider climate change proposal


Appleton aldermen may dip their toes into some partisan politics this week — something not often seen under the nonpartisan local government structure there — as they debate whether to create a climate change board and follow the Paris agreement on climate change. > Appleton Post-Crescent

Retired DNR scientists organizing to increase public information on environmental issues


A group of retired environmental scientists are organizing this weekend to improve public outreach on environmental issues in light of cuts to the DNR and the UW System. Wisconsin Green Fire is a group of retired DNR and UW scientists who feel Gov. Walker and Republican lawmakers are limiting public access to environmental research. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Mayor Barrett aims for ‘loud and clear message’ on Milwaukee’s commitment to fight climate change


President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord last month has mobilized the Climate Mayors, a group of more than 300 mayors who’ve committed to uphold the climate agreement and intensify efforts to combat climate change at the local level. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is one of them. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Eau Claire City Council passes resolution supporting Paris Climate Agreement


The Eau Claire City Council voted this week night to support the Paris climate agreement after President Donald Trump withdrew from it earlier this month. Municipalities can’t officially sign on to the agreement, but they can support it. In a 7-4, the council pledged to commit the city to sustainable, green energy goals. > Wisconsin Public Radio

GOP aims to rein in DNR scientists who rebelled on climate change


Two years ago, Walker cut 18 DNR researchers amid complaints that their research on climate change, pollution and wildlife habitat were controversial and unneeded. Now in the current budget, the science services bureau is being dissolved and its remaining scientists moved to program offices that use their research. > Wisconsin State Journal

Democratic lawmakers call on Walker to join U.S. Climate Alliance


Dozens of Democratic state lawmakers — 35 representatives and 11 senators — are calling on Gov. Walker to commit to developing a state-based plan to fight climate change and create green jobs. The lead authors of the letter are Rep. David Bowen (D–Milwaukee), Sen. Chris Larson (D–Milwaukee), and Rep. Jill Billings (D–La Crosse). >

Grothman backs Trump pulling out of Paris Climate Accord


U.S. Congressman Glenn Grothman applauded President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. Grothman contends the nation’s air and water are cleaner than they were a generation ago, so Trump was right to question staying in the agreement. “I was glad that Donald Trump had the guts to say no.” > Wisconsin Radio Network