When our environment suffers, so does our health. Higher rates of asthma, chemicals in our drinking water that are linked to cancer, children’s IQs diminished by lead poisoning – no matter what your ZIP code, you have a right to clean air, safe drinking water, and access to open spaces. For Wisconsin to thrive, all communities must be protected from environmental harm.

“When I look into my son’s eyes, I want to fight even harder to make sure he has clean water to drink.”

mama. angler. voter.

Heidi Oberstadt, Stevens Point


Frac sand mining had been booming in Chippewa County, relatively unchecked, for years even though little is known about the industry’s long-term impacts on our natural resources, health, and economy.

Members of the Chippewa County Board challenged this “mine now, ask questions later” approach by proposing a resolution to request that the DNR conduct a scientific study on frac sand mining’s health, economic, and environmental impacts. Conservation voters in Chippewa County took immediate action, sending 340 messages to County Board members in just four days. The resolution passed on a 7-6 vote.


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