Environment and Energy

We must be good stewards of the planet and take care of the environment. Wisconsin's natural resources, from the shores of Lake Michigan in Kenosha and Racine to the Ice Age Trail that runs through Janesville and Waukesha, are an important part of what makes our state a great place to live and work. I believe we have a responsibility to protect resources like these for generations to come. I want to ensure that we pursue commonsense solutions that also safeguard jobs and the economy. I believe we can create opportunity, protect the environment, and address climate change at the same time.

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February 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01), along with a group of colleagues, introduced the Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act. This bill allows the Keystone XL Pipeline to be built. On President Biden’s first day in office, Biden revoked the presidential permit for the pipeline, eliminating thousands of American jobs. This bill reverses that action.

January 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Today, Congressmen Bryan Steil (WI-01), Glenn Grothman (WI-06), Mike Gallagher (WI-08),Tom Tiffany (WI-07), and Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05) urged President Biden to support the completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

December 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Two of Congressman Bryan Steil’s Great Lakes priorities were included in the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). WRDA passed the House of Representatives today and now heads to the Senate. The Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study and the Brandon Road Project were both included in today’s bill.  

August 12, 2020 Press Release

WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN—Today, Bryan Steil joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler at a press conference announcing a $137 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the City of Waukesha to help implement the Great Lakes Water Supply Project.

April 20, 2020 Press Release

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Today, Bryan Steil released a statement following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (WNDR) announcement that Kenosha now meets the federal air quality standard for ground-level ozone.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Bryan Steil released a statement following President Trump’s announcement that federal aid will be dispersed to Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Racine counties to assist with the damages to public infrastructure. 

February 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Bryan Steil testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the need to support Great Lakes funding. Specifically, Steil requested that the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study and the Brandon Road Project are funded in the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).

Click here to watch Steil's testimony. 

Steil’s remarks as prepared:

February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Bryan Steil and Congresswoman Gwen Moore urged President Trump to approve Governor Evers’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee counties. If approved, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) aid will be dispersed to the affected counties.

February 10, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wis., U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., are throwing their support behind legislative efforts to aid the Great Lakes.

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act to reauthorize and expand funding for the Great Lakes. Steil voted for the measure.

Baldwin, a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, is calling on the Senate to take action and pass the bipartisan act.

February 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Bryan Steil released a statement following House passage of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019. Steil also urged President Trump to support funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in his Fiscal Year 2021 budget.