CNOW for Jan. 16, 2024

  • Support SB 52: Preventing Salt Pollution

Support SB 52: Preventing Salt Pollution

Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support SB 52, which is before the Senate on Tuesday.

We need to protect our freshwater ecosystems. Each winter, excess road salt accumulates in our freshwater and damages those ecosystems – largely resulting from over-application intended to avoid liability for damages associated with snow and ice hazards. SB 52 would create a voluntary de-icer certification program that trains commercial applicators in best-management practices for snow and ice removal and, in turn, limit their liability for potential damages.

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