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July 5, 2017
With his recent executive order, President Trump is trying to remove protections for millions of acres of our public lands and monuments.
manure pollution
July 5, 2017
The Wisconsin State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 226 yesterday – a big step towards passing this bill into law.
May 2, 2017
Wisconsin should increase the amount of renewable energy in our state to reduce air and water quality pollution from burning fossil fuels. Currently the state is meeting its ten percent renewable energy goal that was established in 2005.  Wisconsin was one of the lowest percentage targe
May 2, 2017
All water is connected.  When groundwater is depleted, all water users—businesses, municipalities, farmers, fishermen, boaters, waterfront property owners, and more—pay the price. SB 76 would limit the ability of the DNR to address groundwater overpumping in critical areas by granting “
May 2, 2017
Wisconsin currently honors the sacrifice of our resident disabled veterans by offering reduced rates for fishing and hunting licenses. In addition, Wisconsin exempts anyone in active service with the U.S.
February 8, 2017
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker’s 2017-19 state budget acknowledges Wisconsin’s drinking water crisis and the failure of previous budgets to address it sufficiently.
February 6, 2017
Support LRB 1934: Leading on Lead Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to support LRB 1934, which is currently circulating for co-sponsorship.
January 23, 2017
Support LRB 0808/1: Right to Know About Lead in Drinking Water at Rental Properties Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to support LRB 0808/1, which is currently circulating for co-sponsorship.
March 1, 2016
In 2008, thousands of conservation voters, like you, helped ensure that our Great Lakes water would be protected for future generations through the Great Lakes Compact.
September 24, 2015
September 11, 2015
Donate today and triple your conservation impact! Your support has helped us win some hard-fought victories for Wisconsin's air, land, and water during an extremely tough year for conservation.
ACT NOW: Tell Legislators to Vote NO on the Open-Pit Mining Bill
February 7, 2013
The Open-Pit Mining Bill is on the move! The time to act is now. Take action now and please share with your networks! If you already sent an email - send another one. We hear every day that your actions are being noticed in the Capitol. Keep up the great work, conservation voters!
February 7, 2013
Madison – Still containing provisions to harm water resources, public health, and public input opportunities, the Open-Pit Mining Bill (SB 1/AB 1) was voted out of the Assembly and Senate Mining Committees today. Amendments adopted to the bill fail to address the egregious environmental and public health protection rollbacks.
January 18, 2013
Madison – The 2013 version of the open-pit mining bill released today is strikingly similar to last session’s AB 426 that was defeated. The new Open-Pit Mining Bill is a flawed, extreme, one-sided bill that will subject our waters to contamination from toxins like arsenic, lead and mercury.
January 12, 2013
March 1, 2012
Right now, some of the most pristine areas of Wisconsin are under threat by mining interests. For months, the mining industry and their supporters in the Walker administration have been working to pass legislation that would exempt the mining industry from almost every law that protects our water, public health and land.