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

September 17, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today introduced the Nuclear Energy Reactor Demonstration (NERD) Act, a bill that would strengthen U.S. nuclear energy competitiveness by requiring the U.S.

September 16, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today announced that Outagamie County Land Conservation was awarded a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant of $199,268 to increase water storage capacity in the Lower Fox River Basin. The Lower Fox River Basin project comes after a study indicated increased water storage can benefit water quality and reduce flooding events.
September 2, 2020 Press Release

GREEN BAY, WI — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today joined farmers, agronomists, and conservationists for his fourth annual Save the Bay Field Day. The event included a tour of farms in Denmark and Greenleaf, both of which are using innovative strategies and technologies to improve their soils and improve water quality.

 

August 12, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08) today joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler in announcing the completion of more than two decades of cleanup at the Fox River Superfund Site. The efforts have removed more than 6 million cubic yards of PCB-contaminated sediment in the Lower Fox River and are the result of a $1 billion investment by the EPA, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and companies deemed responsible for contamination.
August 5, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08) today applauded the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that it would support clean water infrastructure projects in the Village of Sister Bay and the City of Gillett. The funding was made available through the USDA's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program, which supports projects to modernize water infrastructure projects in rural communities.

August 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher today released the following statement after President Trump signed H.R. 7575, the Great American Outdoors Act, into law. The bill fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) — something that has happened only once since 1965 — and addresses the maintenance backlog facing the nation’s national parks and public lands.

August 3, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08), alongside Reps. Madeline Dean (PA-04), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Andy Kim (NJ-03), and Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), last Thursday introduced the PFAS Free Foam Research and Development Act, a bill that would establish a public-private partnership to find an alternative to PFAS-contaminated firefighting foam.
July 29, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today applauded the passage of H.R. 7575, the Water Resources and Development Act of 2020. The bill, which passed the House unanimously, authorizes projects to strengthen our ports and harbors, inland waterways, and improve flood and storm protection.
 
July 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after the House passed the Great American Outdoors Act by a vote of 310 to 107. The bill requires mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the maintenance backlog facing the nation’s national parks and public lands. The bill passed the Senate last month by a vote of 73-25. President Trump today indicated he would sign the bill into law. 

July 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), in consultation with Wisconsin stakeholders and constituents, today secured critical conservation priorities for Northeast Wisconsin in H.R. 7575, the Water Resources and Development Act of 2020. The bill, which unanimously passed out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, authorizes projects to strengthen our ports and harbors, inland waterways, and improve flood and storm protections.

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