Saturday , 18 November 2017

COALITION URGES SUPPORT FOR LEADING ON LEAD BILL

More than 100 organizations, healthcare professionals, and faith and community leaders from across the state joined Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters today in an effort to move Senate Bill 48, the Leading on Lead Bill, to the Senate floor for a vote. Thousands of children across Wisconsin are exposed to toxic lead when they drink a glass of water due to old and deteriorating lead water pipes. Children with elevated blood lead levels can suffer profound and lifelong problems, including learning disabilities, mental illness, increased violent behavior, more suspensions from school, and more. To solve this problem, Sen. Rob Cowles (R-Allouez) introduced Senate Bill 48, which would allow local water utilities to offer grants or low-interest loans to homeowners to replace their lead pipes. The bill has broad bipartisan support. Of its 55 co-sponsors, about half are Republican and half Democrat. http://conservationvoters.org/newsitems/542017-coalition-urges-support-for-leading-on-lead-bill/

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