The party-line vote by Republicans on the state’s budget-writing committee leaves obvious holes, some Wisconsinites say.
COVID aid and renter relief are also among the areas affected by an obscure but powerful legislative panel.
“We really need some legislators to step up and champion this issue,” says one environmental advocate.
Administrative Rules Committee voted along party lines to remove enforcement sections to appease industry.
Recommendations outline efforts to boost rural economy, enact environmental safeguards. But GOP may be about to weaken rules on “forever chemicals.”
Delay in writing rules prevents even a modest step toward better containment and disposal of hazardous firefighting foam.
Public comment period open through Sept. 24 on proposal to reissue wastewater permit, reducing discharge of arsenic, forever chemicals into Menominee River.
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