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12/28/2020 9:55:00 AM
Novak announces Clean Water Initiative

Rep. Todd Novak released the following statement in response to the announcement that Clean Wisconsin, Dairy Business Association, The Nature Conservancy, and Land & Water are forming an initiative to advocate for clean water.
"Partnerships like the one announced today are the key to addressing water quality challenges in our state," said Novak. "I believe our work on the Water Quality Task Force laid the foundation for groups who may not always agree to come together and advocate for shared goals. I'm very excited to see farmers and conservationists stepping up to the challenge and look forward to continued collaboration in the upcoming legislative session."
The announcement outlines four guiding policy principles: ensuring access to clean drinking water, revising the CAFO permit program, improving the non-point program, and supporting current conservation initiatives.
"These are bold but necessary initiatives that will require us to put aside political differences and act in good faith to recognize and improve upon the integral role our farmers play in protecting clean water."

Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Article comment by: Richard Swanson

...the public has known since 2007 how to fix the pollution issues facing rural starts with the FARMERS...what we must remember is this...they will get all the animals they ask for...they will get all the well permits they ask for...WATER is the reason for the pollution problem..! Our EPA...DNR...will be of little help in this fight...and your local ELECTED OFFICIALS do not have the stones for this fight...that leaves you and me..! We the landowners control the future of our county...stop renting your land for their manure spreading..! Take away the land and our land begins to heal. What will the value be of your land when you DON'T have clean water..? I want everyone to understand that the...ANIMALS have done nothing wrong...could the problem be...THEIR OWNERS..?

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