SB 466/AB 588: Hiding the Evidence of Air Pollution
This bill is:
October 24, 2017
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.
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. The full Senate passed the bill on February 20, 2018. 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. The full Assembly passed the bill on February 22, 2018. It is now available to be signed into law by Governor Walker.
|Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology, and Consumer Protection||Passed|
|Assembly Committee on Federalism and Interstate Affairs||Passed|
Full Vote Data
Assembly: Passed Assembly
Senate: Passed Senate
Governor: Awaiting Action
Citizen Action Needed
Contact your Senate to oppose SB 466.