CNOW for Oct. 11, 2023

Oppose Senate Substitute Amendment 2 to SB 312: Establishing PFAS Community Grant Programs

Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to oppose Substitute Amendment 2 to SB 312, which is before the Senate Committee on Natural Resources today.

Every person in Wisconsin deserves safe drinking water. SB 312 aims to create PFAS Community Grant Programs intended for municipal drinking water systems and private well owners. However, it also includes a poison pill that would limit the Department of Natural Resource’s ability to test for PFAS, and take enforcement action against those responsible for contamination. This would degrade Wisconsin’s spills law, a tool that has protected Wisconsinites from pollution for decades. Senate Substitute Amendment 2 would further weaken DNR's ability to protect impacted communities from PFAS and other pollution.

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