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Spills Law

What Is the Spills Law and Why Is It Being Challenged?

Staff Attorney for Midwest Environmental Advocates, Rob Lee, joins to explain what the Spills Law is, how it protects us, and how the WMC is trying to hamstring it.

Then Jenny Deliberti-Shea to talk about the upcoming spring events at The Milwaukee County Zoo.

Then we do some Twitter trivia.

Guests: Jenny Diliberti, Rob Lee

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Changing the Spills Law Could Jeopardize the State’s Ability to Respond to Disasters

The Norfolk Southern Train derailment in Ohio was a wake-up call for many of us on how easily and often derailments like that are happening.  It opened the door for conversations and debates about how we address toxic spills.  

Meanwhile, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) is currently suing the state over the Spills Law. This law is a bedrock of environmental and public health protection that has been on the books since 1978. The Spills Law gives the state the ability to quickly respond to the release of hazardous substances and to hold polluters accountable for cleaning up toxic spills. 

WMC’s lawsuit would undermine the effectiveness of the Spills Law and make it more difficult for the state to respond quickly to protect public health. Rob Lee from Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA) joins the show to talk about the Spills Law, the lawsuit, and what the average citizen can do to put pressure in the court of public opinion.

Check out Midwest Environmental Advocates on Facebook and Twitter.

Upcoming Happenings at the Marvelous Milwaukee County Zoo

Jenny Diliberti-Shea, Public Relations Manager at the Milwaukee County Zoo, joins us to tell us about all the fun employment seasonal opportunities at the zoo for this spring and summer. 

The Zoo is hosting a two-day Hiring Event for Walk-In Interviews, on March 23 and 29, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Both Events will be held at the Zoofari Center, east of the Zoo (9715 W. Bluemound Rd.). All positions are seasonal, for spring, summer, and fall.

More Info on the event: 

“The Zoo invites individuals, 16 years or older, to become part of a fantastic team, and work at one of Milwaukee’s finest tourism venues – attracting more than 1.13 million visitors annually. The Zoo is hiring animal lovers, food lovers, and individuals who have a passion to serve. Positions and departments available for hire include Ticket Sellers, Ride Operators, Grounds, Food & Beverage, Events, Environmental Services, and many more! We’re looking for talented changemakers to join the Zoo team and experience a seasonal job to remember. Here’s how:

Reminder! 14 Days Until the Spring Election!

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