CNOW for June 5, 2023
This week's conservation notices:
- Support Amendments to SB 312: Establishing PFAS Community Grant Programs
- Support AB 222: Improving Flood Resilience
- Support AB 11: Providing State Park Passes to Fourth Grade Families
- Oppose AB 45: Limiting Local Communities’ Ability to Address Climate Change
Support Amendments to SB 312: Establishing PFAS Community Grant Programs
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support amendments to SB 312, which is before the Senate Committee on Natural Resources on Monday.
Every person in Wisconsin deserves safe drinking water. SB 312 would create PFAS Community Grant Programs intended for municipal drinking water systems and private well owners. We are asking legislators to amend the bill to increase flexibility around enforcement, testing, and support for local governments in order to ensure the programs work effectively for impacted communities and individuals.
Support AB 222: Improving Flood Resilience
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support AB 222, which is before the Assembly Committee on Local Government on Tuesday.
Wisconsin communities need more resources to help prepare for and reduce the serious risks associated with increased flooding. AB 222 & SB 222 would create a flood resilience grant program to help local governments assess flood risks and implement flood resilience projects.
Support AB 11: Providing State Park Passes to Fourth Grade Families
Wisconsin Conservation Voters Urges you to Support AB 11, which is before the Assembly Committee on Forestry, Parks, and Outdoor Recreation on Tuesday.
To protect health and quality of life for future generations, we must ensure young Wisconsinites are connected to our waters and lands. AB 11 would provide an opportunity for every fourth grade student in Wisconsin to experience our state parks with their families by providing a free state park vehicle admission sticker.
Oppose AB 45: Limiting Local Communities’ Ability to Address Climate Change
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to Oppose AB 45, which is before the Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities on Tuesday.
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. AB 45 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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