Tuesday , 18 June 2019

May 29, 2019 E-News

RURAL WATER E-NEWS ……………………    5/29/19

Wisconsin Receives $61M For Drinking Water, Wastewater Improvements.  Wisconsin is getting more than $61.7 million from the federal government to fund improvements to water and wastewater infrastructure through the state’s revolving loan programs.  https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-receives-61m-drinking-water-wastewater-improvements

Big dairy operations urge GOP to block fees for Tony Evers’ clean drinking water plan.  A lobby group representing the state’s largest dairy operations on Tuesday urged lawmakers to reject Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposal to increase fees that pay for state regulators who protect drinking water from farm pollution.  https://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/big-dairy-operations-urge-gop-to-block-fees-for-tony/article_acb25c2c-3697-58a5-8790-3be586f42409.html

Legislation Changes Made to Wisconsin’s Pollution Credit-Trading System.  The state Senate just approved a bill to change the water quality trading system in Wisconsin. We’re taking a closer look at this law that dates back to 1997. Plus, our guest explains what changes with this new legislation and how this trade system is meant to control phosphorus pollution.  https://www.wpr.org/legislation-changes-made-wisconsin%E2%80%99s-pollution-credit-trading-system

Lawmakers, Trump agencies set for clash over chemicals in water.  An aggressive push by Congress to pass bipartisan legislation addressing cancer-causing chemicals that are leaching into the water supply is setting the stage for a fight with the Trump administration.  https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/445514-lawmakers-trump-agencies-set-for-clash-over-chemicals-in-water

Democrats, Republicans issue plans to curb firefighting foam contamination.  On May 23, Gov. Tony Evers and state Democrats visited Green Bay to introduce the party’s PFAS standards legislation.  https://www.wbay.com/content/news/Democrats-and-republicans-issue-plans-to-curb-firefighting-foam-contamination-510327261.html

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Quote:  “A Who’s Who of pesticides is therefore of concern to us all. If we are going to live so intimately with these chemicals eating and drinking them, taking them into the very marrow of our bones – we had better know something about their nature and their power.”   Rachel Carson,  Silent Spring



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