CNOW Week of June 24, 2019

This week's notice:

  • Oppose LRB 2270: Putting Kids’ Health at Risk at the Beach

Oppose LRB 2270: Putting Kids’ Health at Risk at the Beach

Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to oppose LRB 2270, which is currently circulating for co-sponsorship.

The beaches of Lakes Michigan and Superior are wonderful places where families often gather to enjoy a day frolicking in the sand and having picnics. Wisconsin has long recognized the importance of preventing the use of potentially toxic materials in areas where children play like schools and playgrounds. LRB 2270 would allow dredging of sand from Lake Michigan and Superior for use on beaches as “clean” sand. Dredged sand might have contaminants below current health standards but still contain toxic pollution, which puts kids’ health at risk.

Conservation Notices of the Week (CNOW) announce the pro-conservation positions on issues before the senate, assembly and/or governor in the week ahead to state legislators. Others wishing to follow activities in the state legislature also receive CNOW, including legislative staff, conservation voters, and media. All of these issues are tracked on the Vote Tracker. Issues in the CNOW may appear in the Conservation Scorecard, to be released in the summer of 2020.