10/19/2018: Scott Walker and Andre Jacque named to National ‘Dirty Dozen in the States’ list

Scott Walker and Andre Jacque named to National ‘Dirty Dozen in the States’ list
Conservation Voters launch $720,000 ad campaign

MADISON – Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters today announced Governor Scott Walker and candidate for Senate District 1 Andre Jacque have been named to the Dirty Dozen in the States list.

Dirty Dozen in the States highlights 12 of the most anti-environment state-level candidates from around the country.

“Scott Walker is one of the most pro-polluter governors in the nation. And Andre Jacque has voted against clean water time and again – all while taps run brown in own his own district. That’s why they’ve earned spots on Dirty Dozen in the States, ranking among the most anti-environmental candidates for office nationwide,” said Pete Maysmith, LCV Victory Fund Senior Vice President for Campaigns.

Jacque’s terrible record on clean water earned him the spot on the list. Over the course of his legislative career, Jacque has voted against clean water protections in the most high profile environmental legislation.

Even more telling, Andre Jacque provided no leadership on the biggest threats to drinking water in his district. He was the only local legislator not to co-sponsor legislation to help families’ whose wells have been contaminated by manure (2017 Act 69). Manure and other water pollution is a huge problem in his district, with about 30 percent of wells in Kewaunee County unsafe for drinking.

Walker was added to the list because of his extreme anti-conservation agenda, with his actions ranging from allowing illegal polluters off the hook to ending clean energy programs to supporting sulfide mining – the most toxic industry in America. The long list of Walker’s anti-conservation agenda can be found

Additionally, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters launched a $720,000 television and digital ad campaign. The television ad “There’s manure in the water” provides graphic footage of pure liquid manure running from a shower and a sink faucet – explicit proof of the pollution pouring from Kewaunee County faucets – and points to Andre Jacque’s numerous votes against clean water protections.

The digital campaign calls out Gov. Walker for turning his back on Wisconsin by allowing lead and manure contamination to reach crisis levels across the state, and Sen. Howard Marklein for his record voting against clean water in southwest Wisconsin.

The campaign also highlights pro-conservation candidates Kriss Marion in Senate District 17 and Sen. Caleb Frostman in Senate District 1.

Watch the ads here:

TV: There’s manure in the water

Digital: Scott Walker has turned his back on Wisconsin

Digital: Andre Jacque has failed to protect water

Digital: Southwest Wisconsin deserves better 

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Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to electing conservation leaders, holding decision makers accountable, and encouraging lawmakers to champion conservation policies that effectively protect Wisconsin’s public health and natural resources.