Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Public Pressure Working; WI Frac Sand Mining De-Regulation Stalling

Protests and scientific concern about a plan to prevent local governments from regulating mining - - in other words, a give away of clean air, water, and public health protections - - has been shelved until next year by GOP leaders.

The Assembly will wait until this spring to take up a bill to limit local government restrictions on the state’s burgeoning sand mining industry, its top leader said Tuesday.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said he supported the proposal but thought it would take more time for the bill to have a public hearing and work through any questions that are raised.
A Senate hearing is sill scheduled:

State Capitol Building
Room 411 South
9:30 a.m.

So - - keep up the pressure. Demonstrations being planned for Thursday at the Capitol should stay scheduled and hearing atendance is vital.

Local control is basic to democracy.

One person observed: "It would be so beautiful if people would wear red and blue to show that this is not about partisan politics, this is about democracy."

1 comment:

Bill Kurtz said...

Harry Truman said it: "You know how state legislatures are always, almost always controlled by the money people."