Unfortunately, Governor Evers signed the Felony Trespass Bill on November 20. Stay tuned for opportunities to continue to stop the worst impacts of these bills from coming to fruition.
A new bill that would create a new felony for trespassing on “property owned, leased, or operated by energy companies engaged in the distribution of oil and petroleum.”
This is a gift to Big Oil, which wants to put a stop to water protectors opposing dangerous pipelines that leak and rupture, devastating lakes, rivers, and aquifers. Wisconsin is the 23rd state to introduce this ALEC-inspired bill in the wake of Standing Rock. The bill creates a new felony, trespass on . You could get 6 years in prison, pay $10K, and lose your right to vote, even if it was your own land, and if it contained an oil pipeline. Click here for the story.