CNOW Week of May 28, 2019
This week's notices:
- Support LRB 2297/2: Addressing PFAS/Comprehensive Compounds Contamination
- Support SB 212: Fourth Grade State Parks Pass
- Support LRB 1658/1: Funding Lyme Disease Prevention
- Support LRB-3048 & LRB-3217: Proposed Update to E-Cycle Wisconsin Law
Support LRB 2297/2: Addressing PFAS/Comprehensive Compounds Contamination
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support LRB 2297/2, which is currently circulating for co-sponsorship.
Too many Wisconsinites can’t turn on the taps and drink their water. PFAS are a class of human-made chemicals that are used to make household products nonstick cookware, cleaning products, and firefighting foam. PFASs are linked to low birth weight, cancer, immune system impacts, and thyroid hormone disruption. LRB 2297/2 was introduced to require the DNR to establish standards that will protect human health in our drinking water, surface water, groundwater, soil and air. In addition, the legislation will require the clean up of PFAS chemicals when they determined harmful to human health.
Support SB 212: Fourth Grade State Parks Pass
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support SB 212, which is before the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy on Thursday.
Wisconsin children are losing their connection to nature. That disconnect threatens their health, their quality of life, their readiness for future job opportunities, and the sustainability of our natural resources. SB 212 provides 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.
Support LRB 1658/1: Funding Lyme Disease Prevention
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support LRB 1658/1, which is currently circulating for co-sponsorship.
Lyme disease is a serious health issue, which has doubled in the United States since 1991 according to the EPA. It will to continue to worsen due to climate change. Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a skin rash. LRB 1658/1 would fund an epidemiologist at the Department of Health Services focused on educating the public about Lyme Disease and work with public health departments across the state to address the issue locally.
Support LRB 3048 & LRB 3217: Proposed Update to E-Cycle Wisconsin Law
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support LRB 3048 & LRB 3217, which are currently circulating for co-sponsorship.
Every year, thousands of tons of old televisions and video screens from computers are thrown into Wisconsin’s landfills. This electronic waste can leak toxic substances like mercury, cadmium, and chromium that can cause developmental problems in children or lead to cancer. LRB 3048 & LRB 3217 updates Wisconsin’s Electronic Waste Recycling law that was passed in 2009, to modify technology definitions, expand the program to eligible schools, and reduce fees. LRB 3048 & LRB 3217 will continue to keep toxic electronics out of our landfills by requiring that producers of electronic waste collect and properly dispose of video display devices once they are no longer wanted by consumers.
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.