The Wisconsin State Senate unanimously passed legislation that will boost Wisconsin’s water quality trading programs, leading to more financially sustainable ways to improve water quality. The legislation is designed to increase participation in water quality programs by enabling a third-party Clearinghouse to facilitate Wisconsin’s current water quality trading programs. The Clearinghouse will provide an extra element of certainty and accessibility needed for farms, industry and the wastewater treatment plants to work together toward shared water quality goals. “I am encouraged to see continued support for legislation that enables market-based solutions to solve environmental challenges,” said Steven Rowe, CEO of Newtrient, an ABC member.