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Conservation Groups Watch WI Sprout New "Green" in November

November 7, 2008

Madison - Conservation groups hope Wisconsin's new class of lawmakers will help spread all kinds of green across the state. They say the gains made on Tuesday could mean more green-collar jobs, green spaces, and green in the pockets of workers.

Anne Sayers, program director for the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, says seven of the nine state legislative candidates her group strongly supported won their races. But, she says the real work will start in January when the new lawmakers start to work on the issues they touted on the campaign trail.

"They'll be creating clean energy jobs, curbing global warming, protecting our water, providing more places for us to hunt, fish, hike and spend time with our families."

Wisconsin Democrats seemed to have secured control of the governor's office, the assembly and the senate, but according to Sayers, it remains to be seen if the democratic "trifecta" will translate into a "conservation trifecta."

"We want to see if these legislators are able to stick to their promises around clean air, clean water and open spaces."

Energy will be a key issue for the new class of lawmakers, says Sayers.

"We need to follow through on promises of creating green-collar jobs in this new energy economy and do everything we can in Wisconsin to curb our global warming emissions."

Water will be another especially important issue next year, according to Sayers, who hopes to see policies that help protect drinking water and provide incentives to landowners to help take care of water resources and soil.

Eric Mack, Public News Service - WI