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Conservation NOW: December 18, 2017

THIS WEEK’S NOTICE:

Oppose AB 547 & SB 600: Dropping State Protections for Wetlands

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to oppose AB 547 & SB 600, which are before the Assembly Committee on Regulatory Licensing Reform and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy on Thursday.

Wetlands provide critical protections for our water by filtering out pollution that runs off farm fields and urban development. Additionally, it is critical habitat for sustaining wildlife. AB 547 & SB 600 would remove protections for over one million acres of wetlands in Wisconsin, allowing them to be filled in for development. This could lead to increased flooding in our communities as well as decreased water quality.

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