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Head of EPA joins governor, La Crosse mayor to promote electric buses



The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Wisconsin is “ahead of the curve” in trying to get away from fossil fuels.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan toured downtown La Crosse on an electric MTU bus Wednesday, along with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds and other government officials.

Regan told an audience at the MTU bus barn on Isle La Plume that clean mass transit is part of a zero-emission plan that Washington, D.C., is working on.

The plan also includes clean-running freight trucks and new vehicle pollution standards.

Regan’s stop in La Crosse comes less than a year after President Joe Biden also visited the MTU to promote infrastructure policy.

Regan and Evers also visited West Salem, where construction is taking place on a sewer treatment plant.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Sec. Preston Cole and US House Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) were also part of the convoy.

Rep. Ron Kind, EPA Administrator Michael Regan, and Gov. Tony Evers meet with Mayor Mitch Reynolds before riding a La Crosse MTU bus

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Kent Porter

    April 20, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    I bet he head of the EPA Drove to La Crosse in a GAS POWERED CAR , OR FLEW IN ON A JET !!!!!!!

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