LETTER: How did Wisconsin fall from its role as a conservation leader?

To Ozaukee Press:

Have you wondered how Wisconsin has gone from being a conservation leader to a state that has failed to establish a basic standard for the contaminant PFAS in groundwater?

The League of Women Voters of Ozaukee County is co-sponsoring a virtual program on Jan. 10 that helps to answer this question. The program is based on a recent publication of Wisconsin Green Fire, a non-partisan organization whose mission is to advance science-informed analysis and policy solutions to address Wisconsin’s greatest conservation challenges.

The program will highlight the shift of power that has occurred over the last 10 years between the state’s three branches of government, and the impacts of specific laws, court rulings and the inability of the

Legislature to act on executive appointees, and how this affects Wisconsin’s conservation efforts.

The program concludes with specific actions and policy changes that can help bring back the balance of power in


Registration is free and available at our website—www.lwvozaukee.org. Join us and 17 other local leagues across the state co-sponsoring this event to better understand how environmental and conservation policies may be stymied, and what you can do to ensure that Wisconsin maintains its environmental legacy.

Christy Schwan


League of Women Voters

Ozaukee County


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Wisconsin’s largest paid circulation community weekly newspaper. Serving Port Washington, Saukville, Grafton, Fredonia, Belgium, as well as Ozaukee County government. Locally owned and printed in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

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Port Washington, WI 53074
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