Walker and the Republicans have seriously lowered Wisconsin’s environmental and water standards. Those standards were developed over decades by governors and legislators from both parties. High capacity wells and CAFOs are taking too much water out of our state and have contaminated wells in some areas. Some Wisconsinites drink bottled water because of the pollution.
Walker exempted Foxconn, a foreign company, from important Wisconsin laws protecting our clean water. But Wisconsin companies like Harley Davidson and Miller Brewing have to obey those laws. I do not want Chinese industrial water management anywhere in Wisconsin. If foreign companies come to our state, they will obey Wisconsin law.
To protect our clean water resources, we will:
- Restore water quality standards to protect our families.
- Restore a fully independent DNR with adequate resources and an adequate number of scientists.
- Create a state fund to assist municipalities and residents in removing lead service lines.
- Require all foreign companies to obey all American and Wisconsin laws.