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Action Alert
Please contact your state representatives 

Make Your Voice Heard - Protect our Water From "Death By 1,000 Straws"!

Dear Milwaukee League Members and Supporters,


SB76 (and companion bill AB105) allows currently existing High-Capacity Wells (HCW) to be repaired, reconstructed, replaced or transferred without further permit review for cumulative effects on the aquifer. In certain parts of the state there are already lowered stream and lake levels from withdrawals. This bill is a license to withdraw large amounts of water and this license never expires.

SB76  has already passed the Senate quite intact and is now on the calendar for a vote in the Assembly probably this week. In the Assembly Rep. Cory Mason (who has sponsored AB50 which sets HCW standards and requires periodic permit reviews) has offered several amendments to SB76 but chances adding those amendments are not strong.

Please note the link to the background information (especially the chart comparing bills) and contact your Assembly representative by Tuesday afternoon. 

The League supports the Public Trust standard for the water in Wisconsin. Water, both above and below ground, impacts the lives of all citizens in this state. It must be protected for the use of ALL citizens.

Mary Kae Nelson and T. Ruth Shank, Co-Presidents

For link to background information, click here

To find your own legislators, click here and enter your address under Find My Legislators, next to the little green map of Wisconsin.  


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