Friday , 30 September 2016

SENATE VOTE ON DRINKING WATER PRIVATIZATION BILL SCRAPPED

The vote on a bill written to help corporations buy municipal water systems was scrapped in the state Senate on Tuesday in the face of opposition from nearly 20 groups, including the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, which withdrew its support late last week. The only organizations registered in favor of the proposal were a state contractors association and the Pennsylvania water utility corporation that requested the legislation be introduced. “We all drink water and senators should think twice before taking away our rights to protect our community-owned drinking water supply facilities just because an out-of-state corporation asked them to,” said Kimberlee Wright, executive director of the public interest law firm Midwest Environmental Advocates. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/senate-vote-on-drinking-water-privatization-bill-scrapped/article_de28dbb4-0a09-5da7-a268-1d815c9f74bc.html

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