Anti-Protest Bill Heads to Wisconsin Gov. Evers

The Wisconsin State Senate passed a bill aimed at criminalizing environmental protests by a voice vote yesterday, and it now heads to Gov. Tony Evers`s (D) desk to sign or veto.

Dubbed "The Worker Safety and Energy Security Act" (AB 426) to garner labor support, the bill would expand a 2015 law to make trespassing on or damaging any energy or water company property a felony punishable by up to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

AB 426 was inspired by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)`s "Critical Infrastructure Protection Act"and was carefully pushed through the legislature with the help of lobbyists from the American Petroleum Institute, the largest trade association for the oil and gas industry...

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Ken Notes: Read the actual bill, then let the governor know how you feel. I think the state legislature should have aligned with the federal recommendation, they chose to go farther...



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