Wisconsin lags in climate fight against carbon dioxide
1:11 PM, Mar 20, 2017
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin has fallen behind other states in efforts to decrease the amount of carbon dioxide billowing from smokestacks at coal-burning power plants.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports the economic recession and cheap natural gas helped the nation cut emissions by 18.1 percent from 2000 to 2014. Wisconsin's emissions decreased by 12.7 percent -- less than half the rate as a dozen other states.