Sierra Club - Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Sierra Club – Wisconsin Chapter is Wisconsin’s voice for the nation’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. We are made up of 18,000 members and supporters statewide working to expand clean energy, move beyond oil, and protect Wisconsin’s land and water resources.

Lobbying Interests:
State budget and individual bills - related to public health, environment, transportation, recycling, energy, agricultural and university research. Government reorg. DNR- land /forest management, water quality/quantity, wetlands, wildlife, mining, waste management, air, state stewardship fund, remedial response, alt. regulatory path. DATCP-pesticides, agric., food safety, animal mgmt. PSC-electric generation, mergers, energy conservation. DOT-infrastructure planning/budgt, MAP-21 implementation. DOJ-Public intervenor/enf. Commerce-PECFA and related, brownfields, econ. dev. UW Sys-Research/outreach. Campaign Finance Reform.

Title:
Chapter Director

Contact
EMW
Elizabeth M. Ward
754 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-0565
elizabeth.ward@sierraclub.org
http://www.sierraclub.org/wisconsin

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 131
Assembly Bill 131
Relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/22/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 163
Assembly Bill 163
Relating to: the authority to shoot a beaver or muskrat causing damage to a highway.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 62

Against
Notification Date
6/22/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20210622_Sierra Club comments on SB191.pdf

Assembly Bill 279
Assembly Bill 279
Relating to: participation in a riot and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/16/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 375
Assembly Bill 375
Relating to: fee waivers for state park vehicle admission receipts to pupils with Every Kid Outdoors passes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/22/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 395
Assembly Bill 395
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/27/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 582
Assembly Bill 582
Relating to: the repeal of obsolete tax credits.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 624
Assembly Bill 624
Relating to: legislative redistricting.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/27/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 849
Assembly Bill 849
Relating to: use of fill in commercial waterways and establishing shorelines of Great Lakes waters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Joint Resolution 113
Assembly Joint Resolution 113
Relating to: recognizing the importance of oil and natural gas pipelines for Wisconsin and its economy.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/20/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20220120_Sierra Club Comments on SJR90.pdf

Senate Bill 152
Senate Bill 152
Relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/22/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 191
Senate Bill 191
Relating to: the authority to shoot a beaver or muskrat causing damage to a highway.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/22/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20210622_Sierra Club comments on SB191.pdf

Senate Bill 296
Senate Bill 296
Relating to: participation in a riot and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/16/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 347
Senate Bill 347
Relating to: captive wildlife in facilities holding a U.S. Department of Agriculture exhibitor license. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/9/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
The responsibility for captive native Wisconsin wildlife should remain with the Wisconsin agencies accountable to public health concerns and most familiar with the potential biological and ecological implications of captive wildlife operations.
Supporting Documentation
20210609_Sierra Club comments on SB347.pdf

Senate Bill 361
Senate Bill 361
Relating to: regulating and addressing PFAS, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/10/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 376
Senate Bill 376
Relating to: fee waivers for state park vehicle admission receipts to pupils with Every Kid Outdoors passes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/22/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 389
Senate Bill 389
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/27/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 612
Senate Bill 612
Relating to: stocking brook trout in Lake Michigan.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/28/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20211028_Sierra Club comments on SB 612.pdf

Senate Bill 618
Senate Bill 618
Relating to: requiring the repeal of hunting, trapping, and fishing administrative rules in conjunction with promulgation of new rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/28/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
The DNR is responsible for hosting stakeholder deliberation, tribal engagement, and public input processes before creating rules around hunting. This arbitrary rule creates a scenario that disregards that process and undermines the DNR authority.
Senate Bill 620
Senate Bill 620
Relating to: hunting of sandhill cranes, wildlife damage abatement assistance and claim payments for damage caused by sandhill cranes, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/28/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20211028_Sierra Club comments on SB 620.pdf

Senate Bill 621
Senate Bill 621
Relating to: legislative redistricting.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/27/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 802
Senate Bill 802
Relating to: the sale, transfer, or conversion of property acquired with certain grants under the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson Stewardship 2000 Program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 894
Senate Bill 894
Relating to: peer review of administrative rules, comments to proposed statements of scope, and review of proposed groundwater enforcement standards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20220208_Sierra Club comments on SB 894.docx

Senate Bill 900
Senate Bill 900
Relating to: use of fill in commercial waterways and establishing shorelines of Great Lakes waters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Joint Resolution 90
Senate Joint Resolution 90
Relating to: recognizing the importance of oil and natural gas pipelines for Wisconsin and its economy.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/20/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20220120_Sierra Club Comments on SJR90.pdf

Budget Bill Subjects

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
8/2/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Transportation: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Departmentwide

Notification Date
8/2/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Gray wolf harvest regulations
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Gray wolf harvest regulations
Scope Statement
SS 045_21
Other
Notification Date
11/29/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Nonferrous metallic mineral exploration, bulk sampling, prospecting, mining and mining waste management – Chapters NR 130, NR 131, NR 132 and NR 182
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Nonferrous metallic mineral exploration, bulk sampling, prospecting, mining and mining waste management – Chapters NR 130, NR 131, NR 132 and NR 182
Scope Statement
SS 099_18
For
Notification Date
2/5/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants
Scope Statement
SS 015_20
For
Notification Date
2/5/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Revisions to ch. NR 809 related to the promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for 12 additional Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and combined standards for 4 PFAS
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Revisions to ch. NR 809 related to the promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for 12 additional Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and combined standards for 4 PFAS
Scope Statement
SS 030_21
For
Notification Date
11/29/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Revisions to chs. NR 500 to 520 related to coal combustion residual landfills and surface impoundments
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Revisions to chs. NR 500 to 520 related to coal combustion residual landfills and surface impoundments
Scope Statement
SS 109_19
Other
Notification Date
2/5/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Supporting Documentation
20210205_Conservation and Health Organizations Feedback on Proposed CCR Rulemaking Process.pdf

Runoff management and nonpoint source performance standards and concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) rule revisions to incorporate by reference those performance standards
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Runoff management and nonpoint source performance standards and concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) rule revisions to incorporate by reference those performance standards
Scope Statement
SS 064_16
None
Notification Date
2/5/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Surface water quality criteria and analytical methods for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) including PFOS, PFOA, and any other PFAS for the purpose of protecting public health, and the procedures in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination S...
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Surface water quality criteria and analytical methods for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) including PFOS, PFOA, and any other PFAS for the purpose of protecting public health, and the procedures in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination S...
Scope Statement
SS 091_19
For
Notification Date
2/5/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Targeted performance standards and prohibitions to abate pollution of groundwater by nitrate in sensitive areas
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Targeted performance standards and prohibitions to abate pollution of groundwater by nitrate in sensitive areas
Scope Statement
SS 077_19
For
Notification Date
2/5/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

The promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) including Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
The promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) including Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
Scope Statement
SS 089_19
For
Notification Date
2/5/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Wolf harvest and ensuring a science-based wolf management plan with proper tribal consultation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wolf harvest and ensuring a science-based wolf management plan with proper tribal consultation

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/5/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Coal Combustion Residuals Rule
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Coal Combustion Residuals Rule

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/5/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$15,459.17
2021
July - December
$3,386.86
2022
January - June
$2,828.47
Total $21,674.51
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
0.00
2021
July - December
3.00
2022
January - June
1.00
Total 4.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
228.25
2021
July - December
64.50
2022
January - June
48.00
Total 340.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the authority to shoot a beaver or muskrat causing damage to a highway.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: captive wildlife in facilities holding a U.S. Department of Agriculture exhibitor license. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: legislative redistricting.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: stocking brook trout in Lake Michigan.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requiring the repeal of hunting, trapping, and fishing administrative rules in conjunction with promulgation of new rules. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: hunting of sandhill cranes, wildlife damage abatement assistance and claim payments for damage caused by sandhill cranes, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
7 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: fee waivers for state park vehicle admission receipts to pupils with Every Kid Outdoors passes. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
16 %
2022
January - June
18 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: participation in a riot and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
27 %
2022
January - June
31 %
2022
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: fee waivers for state park vehicle admission receipts to pupils with Every Kid Outdoors passes. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 16 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
58 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 41 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
3 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
12 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
14 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
13 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 9 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
7 %
2022
January - June
1 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures