The Environment

Clean Environment

and Clean Energy

Our home is the perfect spot to experience all that Wisconsin’s environment has to offer: within minutes, you can access Lake Michigan, dozens of parks and gardens, and world-class hunting, sporting, and recreational activities. Unfortunately, our current assemblyman doesn't even show up to vote on wetland regulations, shoreline protections, or standards for drinking water. Our community values clean water, breathable air, and affordable green energy, and we must invest in them. Wisconsinites deserve someone who believes in science and is willing to take a well-researched and forward-looking perspective so that we can continue enjoying our natural resources — and guarantee that our children can too.

Policy Vision:

  • Wisconsin’s residents can use our beautiful natural resources responsibly for sport and leisure:

    • Protect the environment for generations to come and reject any attempt made by large polluters to destroy our green spaces.

    • Lower the price of admittance to our parks for everyone — especially low-income, differently-abled, and other groups like seniors, veterans, and young people.

    • Provide grants for local park and recreation departments to offer new and engaging programming in their communities.

    • Enhance conservation efforts across the state and increase the number of opportunities for students and volunteers to engage in conservation.

    • Maintain best conservation practices for hunting and fishing while expanding access.

    • Work with local organizations to find new ways to advertise hunting and fishing to younger generations.

    • Digitize our natural resources so that anyone with access to a computer can enjoy Wisconsin’s green spaces — regardless of age or level of mobility.

  • Our DNR is strong and science-focused so that it can help everyone enjoy the environment:

    • Use legislative oversight powers to ensure that Wisconsin’s DNR is staffed with scientists and experts on parks and wildlife.

    • Ensure that all residents have access to the environmental educational opportunities provided by the state.

    • Engage with all communities, especially young people, in order to grow and maintain a sense of environmental stewardship.

    • Adjust permitting requirements so that foreign corporations cannot exploit our environment yet small businesses are not encumbered by needless red tape.

    • Modernize parks educational programming to include 21st century topics.

    • Sustain the governor’s task force on climate change and produce more communication on how rising temperatures affect every resident.

    • Encourage more high school students to pursue careers in environmental science and environmental engineering through scholarships and jobs guarantees.

  • We use community-based, cheap, and renewable energy wherever possible in order to make a complete transition smooth and affordable:

    • Research and report on the effectiveness and affordability of community-based clean energy cooperatives with the hope of subsidizing new co-ops across the state.

    • Cover the incremental cost for small businesses, school districts, or municipalities to develop sustainability measures.

    • Clarify and expand tax rebates, property tax incentives, and net metering to encourage more residents to switch to renewable energy sources in their homes.

    • Loan communities a start-up fund for clean energy initiatives to be paid back with marginal savings over time.

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