Notice is served - Water is more important than oil, gold, and bacon.
RESOLUTION BY THE COMMON COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF ASHLAND, WISCONSIN TO ADOPT THE HEALTHY LIVES, HEALTHY ECONOMY, HEALTHY WATER RESOLUTION
WHEREAS 10 percent of the world’s fresh surface water resides in Lake Superior and is one of America’s most precious natural resources. Freshwater is a resource vital to our region’s economic and physical health. The protection and restoration of our local watersheds and Chequamegon Bay is an essential public health, economic and environmental imperative and important to our way of life.
WHEREAS our waters and air are vulnerable to potential damage posed by Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) sited in our local watersheds that flow into the Chequamegon Bay and Lake Superior.
WHEREAS CAFOs present numerous and well-documented threats to communities around the country: illness, algal blooms, contamination of groundwater and private drinking water supplies, record beach closings and fish consumption advisories, habitat loss and millions of dollars in economic damage.
WHEREAS investing in the protection of the Chequamegon Bay Region and Lake Superior Basin is not only sound policy, but also has significant economic benefits for our region, our state and our country.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council for the City of Ashland, Wisconsin, as the elected representatives of the citizens of Ashland, will use all of the tools at our disposal to protect our water and air and City’s over-all well-being from the harmful impacts of CAFOs in the Chequamegon Bay region.