Environment

Growing up in Wisconsin, I have a deep appreciation for our lakes, rivers and forests. These treasures are an important part of what makes our state so special, and I believe that we have a responsibility to protect them for future generations. But while we focus on preserving our natural resources, we must also ensure that businesses in Northeast Wisconsin are able to succeed without harmful and burdensome regulations.

As we continue exploring economically sound solutions, we should be encouraging private sector problem-solving. I am proud to continue the work of my predecessor, Congressman Ribble, through the Save the Bay initiative and I believe this effort is an example of the bottom-up problem solving that is vital to addressing these issues in our communities.   

Co-sponsored Legislation:

  • H.R. 2577 -- PFAS Right to Know
  • H.R. 1976 -- PFAS Detection Act
  • H.R. 1225 -- Restore Our Parks & Land
  • H.R. 1921 -- Ocean Acidification Innovation Act
  • H.R. 988 -- Nat’l Estuaries & Acidification Research Act
  • H.R. 1716 -- Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act
  • H.R. 1237 -- COAST Research Act

Caucus Membership:

  • Climate Solutions caucus
  • Great Lakes caucus
  • PFAS task force

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More on Environment

February 26, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), along with CEI and Power the Future, published a report detailing the disastrous impact the Green New Deal would have on Wisconsin’s economy. The report estimates that the proposal would result in $200 million in losses to Wisconsin farmers, $2.5 billion in costs to Wisconsin’s dairy industry, and would increase household costs by 75,000 in year one.

February 5, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today applauded the House passage of H.R. 4031, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act of 2019. This bill would gradually increase funding for the GLRI from $375 million in FY2022 to $475 million in FY2026. Rep. Gallagher, a co-sponsor of this bill, had previously called for increasing GLRI funding or at a minimum maintaining funding at its current rate.

January 17, 2020 Press Release

Today on the House Floor, Rep. Gallagher delivered a speech on the harmful effects of PFAS.

Read the full text of the speech below:

January 10, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act of 2019. Included in the bill are two bipartisan amendments co-authored by Rep. Gallagher that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to create a tool that helps people better understand well water test results. H.R.

October 22, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s updated action plan to protect and restore the Great Lakes under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The plan, GLRI Action Plan III, will strengthen the clean-up of toxic pollutants, control invasive species, reduce algal blooms, and continue Great Lakes education and outreach efforts. More information on the plan can be found here.

October 17, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded a grant of $1,626,500 to the Village of Sister Bay. The grant – accompanied by a loan of $3,391,000 – will be used to upgrade the Wastewater Treatment Facility in Sister Bay.

August 2, 2019 In The News

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- It has been a little over a week since severe weather wreaked havoc on Northeast Wisconsin, and some residents are still trying to find relief after the storm.

While Wisconsinites are all too familiar with unpredictable weather, there's a statewide effort to make sure people are more prepared for any storm.

August 2, 2019 In The News

Leadership from Brown, Outagamie and Calumet counties met for a single goal.

“What can we do together as a community to take care of the environment, but also ensure a robust agricultural economy at the same time,” said Congressman Mike Gallagher.

It is a resource that we are all responsible for keeping clean.

July 30, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Gallagher hosted the Fording Flood Waters Forum. In case you missed the presentation, please find the resources linked below:

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