SB 466/AB 588: Hiding the Evidence of Air Pollution

This bill is:

Date Introduced:
October 24, 2017

Legislative Categories:
Air, Energy

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Bill Description

Wisconsinites deserve to breathe clean air. Unsafe levels of pollution can cause premature death for those with existing respiratory and pulmonary health conditions. Long-term exposure to unsafe levels of pollution can permanently damage the lungs and hearts of children. When unsafe levels of pollution are recorded, Wisconsin is required to develop plans to reduce all sources of air pollution in the area. SB 466 & AB 588 would prohibit the DNR from including the air monitoring site located at Kohler-Andrae State Park in the air quality data submitted to EPA because it shows unhealthy level of pollution in Sheboygan County. By hiding the evidence of unhealthy air pollution, this bill would attempt to artificially show compliance with federal Clean Air Act Standards and thus allow for more pollution in the area.

Current Status

SB 466 was introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection. It had a public hearing and was voted out of committee on January 11, 2018. It now available for a full vote in the Senate. AB 588 was introduced and referred to the Assembly Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations. It has a public hearing and was voted out of committee on December 5, 2017. It is now available for a full vote in the Assembly.

Committee History

Full Vote Data

Assembly:  Awaiting Action

Senate:  Awaiting Action

Governor:  Awaiting Action

Citizen Action Needed

Contact your legislators and ask them to oppose SB 466 & AB 588.