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

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:

November 16, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Mike Gallagher voted for, and the House passed, H.R. 6784, the Manage Our Wolves Act. The bipartisan legislation provides for the removal of the gray wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act and allows for states to manage their own individual wolf populations.

Earlier today, Rep. Gallagher delivered the following speech from the House floor in support of the bill:

September 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today the House unanimously passed the bipartisan, bicameral America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. The piece of legislation authorizes locally driven infrastructure improvements to be carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on our harbors, ports, locks, dams, inland waterways, flood protection, and other water infrastructure.

May 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Mike Gallagher announced his support for a bipartisan resolution that designates the week of Memorial Day as “Great Lakes Week.” The resolution is a bipartisan effort in the House to promote practices that protect the health and water quality of all five of the Great Lakes. It also highlights their importance to the environment, economy, and heritage of our region.

April 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Today, Rep. Gallagher sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies in support of funding for the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) in Fiscal Year 2019.

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