I am writing to ask you to oppose the open-pit mining bill. By now, I am sure you have heard of the bill's many shortcomings, including:
*Explicitly allowing groundwater, the source of most Wisconsinites' drinking water, to be polluted.
*Allowing our most sensitive wetlands to be filled in with mining waste and other materials.
*Capping the amount of money that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) can collect from a mining company for reviewing their permit.
*Denying citizens the certainty of contested case hearings.
This bill is unconscionably extreme and it is undeniably wrong for Wisconsin. Please vote NO on the open-pit mining bill