PROTECTING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES

Wisconsin is at a dangerous crossroads.  Our lands and natural resources are being auctioned off to the highest bidder, our lakes and streams are disappearing and our wetlands are being destroyed.  Too often, our drinking water is unsafe, making our kids sick.  We must restore balance and commonsense to our natural resources management.

From our state parks to the Great Lakes to the Knowles Nelson Stewardship Program – Scott Walker has stopped investing in the very things that make Wisconsin great. Enough is enough.  It’s time we reinvest in our future. We can grow our economy and increase our national security by producing renewable energy here at home rather than buying our energy from foreign countries and hostile nations. We can create new jobs and boost existing industries in Wisconsin, like logging and small-scale agriculture, by increasing the innovation, sustainability and value of their products.

As Governor, Tony will:

  • Make sure Wisconsin families have clean water to drink and clean air to breathe
  • Evers “Safe WaterSafe Kids” proposal:
    • Establish a comprehensive and permanent revolving loan program for lead pipe water service lines, lead-based internal plumbing and contaminated well replacements
    • Allow school districts and villages, cities, towns and counties to exceed levy limits to replace lead pipe water service lines
    • Create a thorough academic and behavioral intervention program for children with elevated blood lead levels
    • Allow individuals to claim the Historic Preservation Tax Credit for 25% of costs incurred to remove and replace windows in a historic property to remediate a lead hazard
  • Ensure our kids learn the critical thinking skills to help them make informed, science-based decisions for our future
  • Restore Wisconsin’s rich legacy of conservation by restoring independence to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), so decisions are based on facts and public input – not on catering to campaign donors, politicians and special interests
  • Invest in our natural resources to create new outdoor recreation opportunities for hunters, snowmobilers and silent sports enthusiasts alike, while also protecting these resources for our future generations to use and enjoy
  • Pledge Wisconsin’s support of the Paris Climate Change Accords
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