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Conservation NOW: July 24, 2017

THIS WEEK’S NOTICES:

Support AB 371: Expanding Participation in the Wisconsin Birth Defects Registry

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to support AB 371, which is currently circulating for co-sponsorship.

The Wisconsin Birth Defects Registry (WBDR), part of the Wisconsin Birth Defect Prevention and Surveillance System, is an important source of information about what health issues are affecting newborns in our state. There are often important links between birth defects and pollution-related issues in our environment. Currently, Wisconsin is one of the few states that require parents to opt-in their children to the program. AB 371 would make WBDR participation automatic with an opt-out system, thereby increasing participation.

Support LRB 3877: Funding Chronic Wasting Disease Prevention

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to support LRB 3877, which is currently circulating for co-sponsorship.

Deer hunting is an important Wisconsin tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. In recent years, chronic wasting disease (CWD) has continued to spread in Wisconsin and threaten the long-term health of our deer herd. LRB 3877 would prevent the spread of CWD by appropriating $200,000 annually for CWD testing and research.

Support LRB 3971: Recognizing Climate Change

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to support LRB 3871, which is currently circulating for co-sponsorship.

Climate change is one of the most significant threats to the planet. Reducing greenhouse emissions through energy efficiency and clean energy technologies is not only good policy, it is a better economic path for Wisconsin than our current coal-dependent energy system. Under LRB 3971 Wisconsin would join twelve other states in meeting the greenhouse gas emission reductions the United States agreed to in the Paris Climate Agreement.

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