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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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.

January 27, 2020 In The News

Shoreline erosion and the future of Medicare were issues before U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil Friday at a listening session in Somers.

Steil, R-Janesville, held five listening sessions during the day, each 50 minutes, in multiple counties throughout his congressional district.

Kenosha County on Friday declared a state of emergency due to recent storm-driven shoreline damage and ongoing erosion. Steil said he is committed to doing his part to help local areas receive federal resources, particularly as it pertains to assistance from the Army Corp of Engineers.

October 11, 2019 Press Release

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN—Today, Bryan Steil joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler at Discovery World in Milwaukee for a roundtable discussion on reducing children’s exposure to lead in drinking water. At the lab in Discovery World, Steil and Administrator Wheeler visited with students from Renaissance School in Racine.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bryan Steil released a statement following his vote against H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act.

“Global climate change is real. To reduce carbon emissions, we must hold China and India accountable. We also need a technology-based approach,” said Steil. “The Paris Agreement fails to hold China and India accountable, making the Agreement unworkable. Heavy-handed federal regulations drive up energy costs. Instead, we must encourage technology developments to address climate change.”