Wisconsin Legislature and Governor Scott Walker: Protect Wisconsin’s mining moratorium law!
  • Petitioned Rep. Mary Williams

This petition was delivered to:

District 87 Representative
Rep. Mary Williams
District 12 Senator
Sen. Tom Tiffany
Wisconsin Governor
Scott Walker

Wisconsin Legislature and Governor Scott Walker: Protect Wisconsin’s mining moratorium law!

    1. Petition by

      Madison Action for Mining Alternatives

Because of strong advocacy against mining by the people of the State of Wisconsin (USA), a mining moratorium law was passed to stop sulfide mining in Wisconsin. This law requires that any company that wants to mine in Wisconsin must first prove that it can mine without causing negative environmental impacts. This law is a model for the rest of the world – for the protection of people and the environment. 

The governor of Wisconsin has said that the highest priority for the state assembly is to pass a new law that would make it easy for mining companies to operate in Wisconsin again. This could happen in early January 2013. If a mining bill passes, indigenous and other communities will again be threatened with poisoned water and the destruction of their land. Wisconsin’s mining moratorium law must be protected!

Please sign our petition to prevent new pro-mining legislation from passing and ensure that the mining moratorium law continues to protect Wisconsin’s land and water.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Sondy Pope responds:

      Sondy Pope

      January 16, 2013

      Dear Concerned Constituents,

      Thank you for contacting me with your concerns and opposition to modifying mining laws in Wisconsin. I appreciate that you have taken the time to share your thoughts with me on this iss...

    3. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Cheryl Fiore HAMBURG, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Because the majority of mining is harmful to the environment.

    • cheri brunner KAUKAUNA, WI
      • about 1 year ago

      The responsibility of keeping the environment intact and healthy rests on man's shoulders. To endanger those resources shows the greed those in power truly have. It is up to the rest of us to police this situation when others fail.

    • James Overly GREEN BAY, WI
      • about 1 year ago

      The Mining Company can promise all it wants to get the permit, but one insurmountable problem and Northern Wisconsin becomes another BP Gulf disaster area. NO THANKS.

    • Gaylenrook Kuehl BOLINGBROOK, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      I was born and raised in Wisconsin and want to protect and preserve the environment.

    • Diane Miller TOMAH, WI
      • about 1 year ago

      We must preserve Wisconsin's heritage of beauty.


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