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Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Jonah Hermann   
Monday, 01 February 2016 16:24

clean-drinking-waterLegislation threatens safety of drinking water; removes local public control over Wisconsin’s water systems. Press Conference on Water Privatization Bill scheduled for Wednesday, February 3rd in Green Bay.


GREEN BAY - On Wednesday, Senator Dave Hansen will join community leaders from Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters and Sierra Club to call on the Wisconsin State Senate to reject a bill that threatens drinking water for millions of Wisconsinites and opens the door to corporate control of Wisconsin’s water systems.

dave-hansenThis legislation benefits the private water industry while removing the transparency and accountability that allows citizens and local elected officials to ensure safe drinking water.  Senator Hansen, representatives from Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, Fox Valley Sierra Club, and additional community members will be available for comment after short prepared remarks.

WHAT: Press Conference on Water Privatization Bill

WHERE: The Rotunda of the Brown County Courthouse, 100 S Jefferson St, Green Bay, WI 54301

WHEN: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2pm CST

WHO: Speakers will include: Senator Dave Hansen, Staush Gruszynski of Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, Will Stahl of the Fox Valley Sierra Club, and other community leaders

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Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to electing conservation leaders, holding decision makers accountable, and encouraging lawmakers to champion conservation policies that effectively protect Wisconsin's public health and natural resources.

You can follow legislation impacting natural resources on our Conservation Vote Tracker, a real-time accountability tool that provides you with a complete picture of what conservation issues are in play and how legislators are performing: http://conservationvoters.org/vote-tracker/.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016 16:42
 
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