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Evers Creates Climate Change Task Force for Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has created a task force to develop strategies to deal with climate change in the state. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has created a task force to develop strategies to deal with climate change in the state.  |  Photo: Jay Mantri / StockSnap

Updated: October 17, 2019 03:33 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has created a task force to develop strategies to deal with climate change in the state.
    
Evers announced formation of the new group Thursday at the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee.
    
Evers tasked the group to come up with recommendations to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change by August. 

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Two Northlanders were included on the task force. They include Stacy Craig, an Environmental Stewardship Advocate from Mason, and Dylan Jennings, with the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians and Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission in Odanah. 
    
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes will serve as chairman of the task force that includes Republican and Democratic members of the Legislature and representatives of a broad cross section of the state's agriculture, energy, business, health, education and environmental interests.
    
Evers says science has been ignored too long and "we can't afford to do it any longer."

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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