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Conservation NOW: November 28, 2017

THIS WEEK’S NOTICE:

Oppose SB 506 and AB 599: Undermining Navigability of Our Waters

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to oppose SB 506 and AB 599, which are before the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry and the Assembly Committee on Environment and Forestry on Tuesday.

The Wisconsin Constitution declares that our lakes and rivers are public resources, owned in common by all Wisconsin citizens under the state’s Public Trust Doctrine. The state has a responsibility to manage those public resources for the use of all people. SB 506 and AB 599 would restrict the DNR’s ability to determine the navigability of streams – effectively privatizing state waters.

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