Developers’ and Polluters’ Grab-Bag of Legislation

By Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters

More frac sand mines.
Less public access to lakes.
No local control over environment and public health protections.
More wetlands filled in.
More lakes dredged and sediment dumped into surrounding wetlands.

It sounds bad, right? Believe it or not, a package of bills authored by Senator Frank Lasee and Representative Adam Jarchow does all of that – and more. In one fell swoop, Senator Lasee and Representative Jarchow have waged war on local communities’ decision making and opened the floodgates for developers, frac sand mining companies, factory farms, and other special interests to make our water dirtier, fill in our wetlands, and run roughshod over local communities and private citizens. And, they claim to do it all in the name of “private property rights”!

These two bills are an all-out attack on our lakes, rivers, and wetlands and on the local leaders who work to protect our natural resources and public health.

Read on for details, and be sure to take action – your voice is needed now more than ever!

Assembly Bill 600/Senate Bill 459: Polluter Grab Bag

The Polluter Grab Bag goes right to the heart of the policies that protect our lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands. It’s crystal clear that, if passed into law, we’ll see filled in wetlands, dirtier rivers and streams, more development around lakes, and less public access to the waters that are supposed to belong to all of us. Here are some of the worst provisions:

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Read: Conservation Voters on Special-Interest Grab-Bag Legislation