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13
Nov
2017

opioid-epidemic-big-pharmaSens. Janet Bewley (Ashland) and Dave Hansen (Green Bay) send letter to A.G. on Friday to hold pharmaceutical manufacturers to account for their role in the state’s opioid crisis.

Written by Wisconsin Senate, Jay Wadd   
 
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10
Nov
2017

greenbay-lakemichConservationists and local leaders will gather in Green Bay on Tuesday, Nov. 14, to highlight increasing threats to the Great Lakes like invasive species, the terrible Foxconn giveaway, and the possible rollback of the Clean Water Act.

Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
 
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09
Nov
2017

walker-open-for-businessGov. Walker’s WEDC passes Foxconn deal behind closed doors

Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melanie Conklin   
 
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09
Nov
2017

clean-drinking-waterIndustrial Acid Mining Bill Will Put Public Health at Risk for Generations.

Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
 
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08
Nov
2017

metallic-sulfide-mining-runoffAssembly Bill 499 would remove the “Prove it First” law requiring mining operations to provide proof that a sulfide mine can operate without polluting.


MADISON, WI – The future of Wisconsin’s clean water is in danger as Republicans in the State Senate are poised to weaken environmental protections. Assembly Bill 499 (AB 499) would remove the “Prove it First” law that requires mining operations to provide proof that a sulfide mine can operate without polluting groundwater and surface waters with acid drainage.

jen-shilling“If these minerals could be safely extracted without endangering our water and land, companies would be mining today under current law,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse). “Similar to the Foxconn bill, this will end up costing every single Wisconsin taxpayer in clean-up, legal, and health costs. Rather than letting special interests write their own set of rules, we need to take a balanced and commonsense approach to protect taxpayers, local communities and access to clean drinking water.”

As the most toxic industry in the U.S., sulfide mining is responsible for poisoning the environment with dangerous carcinogens and neurotoxins like arsenic, mercury and lead.

Written by Wisconsin Senate, Kate Constalie   
 
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08
Nov
2017

wisconsin-koch-industriesSen. Leah Vukmir was on the budget committee that quietly pushed through the repeal to Gov. Scott Walker who killed the anti-fraud law; while AG Brad Schimel advised repeal even though it means Wisconsin can recoup less money from corporate fraud.

Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melanie Conklin   
 
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