Milwaukee, Wisconsin – The Natural Resources Committee of the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County will present a program on Wisconsin’s changing environmental laws and regulations on Saturday, November 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (gathering time begins at 10:00 a.m.). This free public program will be held at the Shorewood Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave. (ground-level meeting room below the library).
“The Perfect Storm” by George Meyer, Executive Director, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation; Past Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
“The Role of Citizens in Protecting Wisconsin’s Natural Heritage” by Kimberlee Wright, Executive Director, Midwest Environmental Advocates
The program includes information on:
- exemptions to environmental laws in the Foxconn incentive package;
- new laws for iron mines that reduce protections for streams, lakes, wetlands and groundwater;
- restrictions on citizen involvement in the iron mining permit process;
- limitations to the authority of WDNR professional staff to apply sound science to the review of high-capacity well applications;
- how the state’s residents can help protect Wisconsin’s natural resources.
“The Wisconsin Constitution states that Wisconsin’s waters belong to everyone,” said Anne Golden, President of the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County. “The League’s mission is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry. We’ve advocated for the conservation and wise management of natural resources since the 1920s.”
For more information, visit: www.lwvmilwaukee.org
The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy, but does not endorse or oppose candidates or political parties. The national League of Women Voters was formed in 1920 after the ratification of the 19th Amendment ensuring women the right to vote. Its mission was to educate women on voting matters and to encourage them to exercise their newly won franchise. While the League of Women Voters retains its name to honor its founders, today’s League includes men as members and its mission is to make democracy work for all.