CNOW for January 30, 2023
- Oppose LRB 0067: Removing Options for Cleaning up Contaminated Properties
- Co-sponsor LRB 0647: Expanding Access to the Well Compensation Grant Program
- Co-sponsor LRB 1077: Preventing Salt Pollution
- Oppose LRB 1340: Limiting Local Communities’ Ability to Address Climate Change
Oppose LRB 0067: Removing Options for Cleaning up Contaminated Properties
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to oppose LRB 0067, which is being circulated for co-sponsorship.
To protect our health, we need to clean up contaminated properties – and people living in impacted areas deserve to have contaminated properties cleaned up as quickly as possible. Under current law, property owners are required to clean hazardous substances and pollution on their own property. LRB 0067 would remove this requirement and would allow pollution to go unchecked and uncleaned.
Co-sponsor LRB 0647: Expanding Access to the Well Compensation Grant Program
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support LRB 0647, which is being circulated for co-sponsorship.
Every Wisconsinite deserves to know the water coming out of their taps is safe to drink. Nitrate contamination is the most common groundwater contaminant in Wisconsin and can lead to health effects including cancer, birth defects, and even infant death. LRB 0647 supports Wisconsinites facing nitrate contamination by making small but necessary improvements to eligibility requirements under the state’s Well Compensation Grant Program. These changes will allow more people to access funds that protect their well water from the dangers of nitrate contamination.
Co-sponsor LRB 1077: Preventing Salt Pollution
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support LRB 1077 , which is being circulated for co-sponsorship.
We need to protect our freshwater ecosystems. Each winter, excess road salt accumulates in our freshwater and damages those ecosystems – largely resulting from overapplication intended to avoid liability for damages associated with snow and ice hazards. LRB 1077 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.
Oppose LRB 1340: Limiting Local Communities’ Ability to Address Climate Change
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to oppose LRB 1340, which is being circulated for co-sponsorship .
Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing the planet. Local governments in Wisconsin have been on the forefront of developing plans to make sure that the energy produced in their communities is safe, locally available when possible, and pollution-free. LRB 1340 would restrict local communities' ability to determine what fuel sources are used to meet their needs by unnecessarily mandating that they can't exclude natural gas.
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