Update for CNOW Week of February 19, 2020
This week's notice:
- Oppose SB 808 & AB 894: Undermining Meaningful Livestock Siting Reform
Oppose SB 808 & AB 894: Undermining Meaningful Livestock Siting Reform
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to oppose SB 808 & AB 894, which are before the Senate on Wednesday and the full Assembly on Thursday.
Large agricultural operations have been expanding into more communities and are having an outsized impact on our natural resources and public health. They do not pay their fair share of permit fees and can exert undo political pressure on local elected officials. SB 808 & AB 894 would create a task force weighted heavily with large agriculture interests that could effectively undermine any new livestock siting rules from going forward. This would thwart any effort to reform the outdated siting rules making it difficult to protect water and quality of life in rural communities.
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.