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

April 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after a group of Congressional Democrats re-introduced the Green New Deal, legislation that would have a disastrous impact on Wisconsin's economy.

 

February 12, 2021 Press Release
STURGEON BAY, WI — Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08) today visited with members of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department to thank them for their work in putting out the fire on board the M/V Roger Blough on February 1, 2021. During the visit, he presented them with a copy of an entry he made in the Congressional Record -- the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress -- to commemorate their heroic efforts that day.
 
December 8, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher, a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources and Development Act of 2020. The bill, which passed the House unanimously, authorizes projects to improve flood and storm protection, strengthen our ports and harbors, and protect inland waterways.

October 29, 2020 Press Release
GREEN BAY, WI — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today applauded the Trump Administration's announcement that it would delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act. The announcement, which will allow state and tribal wildlife agencies to resume responsibility for sustainable management of gray wolf populations, was made by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
 
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.

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