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Climate & Energy

Decreasing our reliance on fossil fuels is critical to ensuring a just and equitable future for all Wisconsinites, regardless of race, income or zip code. MEA is accelerating Wisconsin’s transition to a clean energy future by working to decommission existing fossil fuel infrastructure, challenging the approval of new fossil fuel projects, and advocating for just and equitable investments in transportation infrastructure.

our climate & Energy work

POLICY & ADVOCACY

Advocating for Sustainable Alternatives to the Expansion Of I-94

Wisconsin transportation officials are proposing a controversial $1.1 billion dollar expansion of I-94 in Milwaukee. MEA is advocating for a more just and sustainable alternative that prioritizes the health and wellbeing of people living adjacent to the corridor. 

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LEGAL ACTION

Standing Up for Energy Equity and Affordable Solar Power

When two of Wisconsin’s biggest utility companies announced plans to increase energy rates and unfairly reduce compensation for rooftop solar owners, MEA took action to ensure the economic viability of rooftop solar in Wisconsin. 

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LEGAL ACTION

Holding Enbridge Accountable to our Environmental Laws

MEA is leading efforts to ensure that state and federal regulators subject Enbridge Energy’s proposed reroute of its Line 5 oil pipeline to the highest possible legal and environmental scrutiny.

POLICY & ADVOCACY

Calling for the Shutdown of Enbridge Line 5

MEA is working at the state and national levels to help policymakers and elected officials understand the urgent need to decommission aging fossil fuel infrastructure projects like Enbridge Line 5.

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LEGAL ACTION

Intervening in Line 5 Public Interest Determination

In May 2020, MEA filed a request to intervene in a case involving Enbridge Energy’s application to condemn private property rights in order to construct a new segment of its Line 5 oil pipeline.

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Climate & Energy Updates

Line 5 Opponents Speak Out at Public Hearing on Controversial Pipeline Project

Hundreds of people turned out at Northwood Technical College in Ashland, where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a public hearing on Enbridge Energy’s controversial proposal to construct a new segment of its Line 5 oil pipeline. Prior to the hearing, a group of Tribal leaders, environmental advocates and community members held a press conference to highlight increasing public opposition to the plan.

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A Win for Climate Justice! Regulators Reject Utility Company’s Proposal to Overhaul Residential Solar Policy

At a meeting of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin today, regulators rejected a proposal by Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) to overhaul net metering, a process that allows rooftop solar owners to be compensated for excess energy generated and returned to the grid. MEA client 350 Wisconsin applauded the PSC’s decision, calling it a win for climate justice.

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climate & Energy resources

MEA GUIDE

Pipeline Regulation Guides

MEA WEBINAR (April 2020)

Pipeline Regulation Webinar