THIS WEEK’S NOTICE:
Oppose AB 499: Industrial Acid Mining Bill
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to oppose AB 499, which is before the full Senate on Tuesday.
Sulfide mining is responsible for poisoning the environment with toxic waste like arsenic, mercury, and lead – dangerous carcinogens and neurotoxins. AB 499 eliminates Wisconsin’s Prove It First mining law that protects public health and natural resources by requiring mining companies to demonstrate a record of protecting water quality before it receives a permit. Given the long-term and guaranteed toxic nature of the waste generated by sulfide mining, it is critical we place a higher standard for demonstrating protection of our waters, not less.
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