Concerned about the push to expand mining in Wisconsin? The state legislature is holding two hearings on Wednesday, Decemer 14.
In Milwaukee, there's a hearing on the Assembly mining bill (LRB 3520/1) that was just unveiled last week. Assembly leaders say this will be the only public hearing on the bill. The hearing is at the State Fair Park, Tommy Thompson Youth Center (gate 5), 84th Street in West Allis, starting at 10 am. To learn more about the bill, see the analyses from the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, Clean Wisconsin (PDF), Sierra Club (PDF) and River Alliance of Wisconsin (PDF).
In Madison, there's a hearing on the "polluters over people" bill (Senate Bill 326 / Assembly Bill 421, formerly Special Session Bill 24), which would greatly relax waterway protections and threaten water quality and quantity. This hearing of the Joint Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment is in the state Capitol, room 300 Southeast, starting at 10 am.