Protect Wisconsin Drinking Water from Mining Pollution
  • Petitioned Members of the Wisconsin Senate Mining Committee

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Members of the Wisconsin Senate Mining Committee

Protect Wisconsin Drinking Water from Mining Pollution

    1. Sponsored by

      Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters

Take action to protect our kids’ water from mining pollutants like arsenic, lead, and mercury.

It's back. Despite the overwhelming rejection of the open-pit mining bill just a few short months ago, legislators are back at it. Right now, a newly-formed Senate Mining Committee is seeking feedback on whether Wisconsin's mining laws should be changed.

Legislators tried once before to pass an open-pit mining bill that not only would have contaminated our water with arsenic, lead, and mercury, but also would have eliminated opportunities for citizens to comment on decisions that impact our communities. Let's make sure those terrible ideas don't find their way into a bill once again.

It is critical that Wisconsin maintains strong protections for our natural resources and guarantees the right for citizens to be involved in decisions that impact our communities, our air, water, and our wildlife. 

Legislators say they are looking for input on Wisconsin's mining laws. Be certain that they consider yours!

PLEASE send your comments to members of the Senate Mining Committee RIGHT NOW. Then, be sure to share this action alert with your networks - forward to your friends and share on your Facebook wall. 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 5,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Linda Farwell GAITHERSBURG, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      The citizens of Wisconsin deserve a liveable environment. NO OPEN-PIT MINING SHOULD BE ALLOWED


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