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Conservation NOW: September 5, 2017

THIS WEEK’S NOTICE:

Oppose SB 395: Industrial Acid Mining Bill

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to oppose SB 395, which is before the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Forestry, and Mining on Thursday.

Sulfide mining is responsible for poisoning the environment with toxic waste like arsenic, mercury, and lead – dangerous carcinogens and neurotoxins.  SB 395 eliminates Wisconsin’s “Prove It First” mining law that protects public health and natural resources by requiring mining companies to show a demonstrated track record on protecting water quality before being permitted.  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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