Kathleen has consistently supported efforts to protect our natural resources. In the past few years tremendous environmental progress has been made, with new laws:
to protect the Great Lakes,
reauthorize the Warren-Knowles Stewardship Land Preservation program,
provide grants and loans for renewable energy projects,
restrict the use of mercury, and
provide for the recycling of oil, computers, and other electronic waste.
Kathleen helped restore dollars to the Clean Sweep Program which funds the safe disposal of pesticides, acids, waste oil, flammable chemicals, lead paint and unwanted prescription drugs.
In her first term she was named a “Conservation Champion” by the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters and compiled a 100 percent voting record on issues important to the John Muir Chapter of the Sierra Club.