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Nearly two-thirds of Wisconsinites oppose mining bill


MADISON (WKOW) -- Public Policy Polling(PPP) released the results of a surveys Friday that shows public opposition to the provisions of the Open-Pit Mining Bill currently being considered by the Wisconsin Legislature at 62%.

Only 29% of Wisconsin voters surveyed approve of the provisions in the bill, meaning those surveyed oppose the bill by a 33% margin. PPP says that opposition is up 20 percentage points compared to a survey conducted last year.

the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters sent out a news release announcing the results.
In the release, the League's Program Director, Anne Sayers, said, "The more voters learn about the Open-Pit Mining Bill and the threat it poses to Wisconsin's natural resources and public health, the more they oppose it. It turns out that standing up for a mining company's ability to dump waste into our streams and expose our families to deadly chemicals like arsenic and lead is a very unpopular position among the Wisconsin electorate."
PPP surveyed 911 Wisconsin voters on February 18th and 19th.
The margin of error for the poll is +/-3%.
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