- 11/17/2016: Conservationists, Hunters Call for Defense of Public Lands
Gun deer season begins on Nov. 19, and as hunters head to public lands for the season, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, along with other conservation organizations and activists, is determined to protect Wisconsin’s rich heritage of hunting public lands.
- 10/25/2016: Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters PAC Launches Radio Campaign
This election is crucial for conservation in Wisconsin. Clean drinking water protection, defending against privatization of Wisconsin’s water systems, manure run-off rules, protecting public lands – all of these issues, and more, require true conservation leaders in Madison.
- 10/17/2016: 'Strict' atrazine rules fail to protect Wisconsin's drinking water
Every person in Wisconsin deserves clean drinking water, but the Department of Trade Agriculture and Consumer Protection admits "everybody’s on their own" when it comes to the safety of our drinking water.
- 10/13/2016: A connection between sand mining and heavy metals in our drinking water?
The DNR will study how frac sand mining might be making drinking water more vulnerable to contamination with heavy metals. However, for citizens living near the mines who fear their wells may be poisoned, the DNR's timeline is not urgent enough.
- 10/3/2016: WLCV Endorses Gorski for Assembly, Responds to Misleading Ad
Surrounded by conservation advocates and supporters, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters today announced its endorsement of David Gorski for Assembly District 72 at Veterans Memorial Park in Wisconsin Rapids, and responded to misleading ads paid for by a billionaire-led lobbying group.
- 9/26/2016: Ripp’s rail fail keeps Mississippi River stocked with toxic chemicals
On Thursday, September 22, yet another train derailment sent thousands of gallons of ethanol pouring into the Mississippi River. Rep. Keith Ripp, chair of the Assembly’s transportation committee, has done nothing to alleviate the now common disasters.
- 9/22/2016: Unregulated potential carcinogen chromium-6 detected in water systems
Chromium-6, an unregulated potential carcinogen, made famous in the film "Erin Brokovich" is in water systems in La Crosse and Onalaska, among thousand more across the country.
- 9/7/2016: Mayor Barrett urges filters to protect from lead
Expert says: "As long as the lead pipe is there, no one should consider the water safe to drink."