State Rep. Jimmy Anderson
Press Release

AB 547: Wisconsin Goes from Winner to Wasteland in Conservation

"There is a reason why every organization that concerns itself with the health and quality of our wetlands does not support this bill."

By - Feb 15th, 2018 03:39 pm

Madison – Today the State Assembly passed AB 547 a bill that will destroy wetlands, endanger our wildlife especially for our sportsmen and fishermen, will degrade quality of our water, and worsen flooding throughout Wisconsin. Rep. Anderson released the following statement:

“Wisconsin is home to one of the world’s largest series of isolated wetlands. They are beautiful, they are the breeding grounds for wildlife, and they’re an amazing source of hunting, fishing and tourism for our state. AB 547 endangers these wetlands, infringes upon the rights of sportsmen and fishermen, and will exacerbate flooding throughout Wisconsin.”

“There is a reason why every organization that concerns itself with the health and quality of our wetlands does not support this bill. It’s unfortunate that we do not take heed of their obvious expertise but I guess it is difficult to hear them when you have wealthy developers using their, let’s call it influence, to keep you from hearing the truth.”

“If you are concerned with the environmental health of our state, if you believe in the public trust doctrine, if you want to preserve our state’s natural beauty, the vote is red. Unfortunately, for many of my colleagues, the green is just too tempting. Our state will suffer because of it.”

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3 thoughts on “Campaign Cash: One Million Acres of Wetlands Endangered”

  1. Adam says:

    So the WI GOP current economic development strategy is to pay 3 billion US dollars cash to a Taiwanese company in exchange for a couple manufacturing jobs and let’s destroy our wetlands. What visionaries we have running this state.
    Boot these neanderthals out for heaven’s sake!
    Democrats do I need to be your campaign strategist? Point the above absurdities out and then talk about how investing in education, infrastructure and sustainability will secure our economic future. This really shouldn’t be that difficult.

  2. Aggie says:

    We will be lucky if we only end up with the 3 billion dollar bill. It looks like the going price for chasing the Amazon deal is now up to 10 billion and our current government would jump at the chance to sign us all up for it.

    If the people of WI really wanted to deal with the traffic, out of control real estate prices, and urban sprawl of Chicago and its suburbs, they would have moved there years ago.

    I don’t understand the need to change our environmental/sportsman culture into the next superfund industrial park…More doesn’t always equate to better.

  3. Why do we continuously have people representing the citizens of Wi and and the united States who have absolutly zero education in eviromental resources and yet are left like a toddler with a sharp knife to make crucial decisions about the well being of our State the country and the planet! I do relize that so many GOPer’s are attached some place unmentionable to some corrporate 1%’er so they seem only to see that making mega amouts of money count for anything ,I just wonder how much it will cost to buy oxygen when it becomes hard to find as all the extict frog,bees and salamanders..

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