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MADISON – State Representative Lisa Subeck (D – Madison) released the following statement today after the State Assembly passed AB 499 which would repeal Wisconsin’s “Prove it First” law that protects public health and natural resources by requiring mining companies demonstrate a record of successfully protecting water quality before receiving permits.

“Again, Republicans put big business special interests ahead of ordinary Wisconsinites, jeopardizing our clean air and water as a result. If signed into law, AB 499 will have environmental repercussions felt now and for generations to come.”

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