Great Lakes groups have filed a legal challenge to Wisconsin’s approval of a water diversion plan for the planned Foxconn factory. The DNR approved a proposal last month that would allow Racine to take 7 million gallons a day from Lake Michigan and pipe the water to the company. > Wisconsin Public Radio
After the Illinois Attorney General and the Walker Administration traded threats of possible legal action regarding the Foxconn project, it looks as if the Illinois State Senate might now get involved, via a resolution by its Environment & Conservation Committee. > Racine Journal Times
In Wisconsin, preliminary construction is underway on the huge Foxconn factory. And President Trump calls this a fantastic thing. But here’s another thing. The factory is not so popular with some potential neighbors and with environmental groups who are worried about the Great Lakes. Chuck Quirmbach from Wisconsin Public Radio reports on NPR’s Morning Edition.
The future Foxconn factory is getting closer to reality. “While it appears all systems are go, there is one final question: Does the project comply with the Great Lakes Compact?”, asked Mike Gousha on UpFront Sunday. The DNR thinks so, but not everyone is so sure. > Cap Times
Questions have abounded about the various regulations that are being relaxed to enable the construction and operation of the new Foxconn factory. Because when Wisconsin’s rules are bent to accommodate a single private industrial entity, taxpayers should be very wary. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The DNR has approved a request to pull millions of gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan to serve a new Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing plant, helping the Taiwanese electronics giant clear a major regulatory hurdle. > AP News
Environmental groups are calling fo all Great Lakes states and provinces to review Foxconn’s plan for Lake Michigan. Gov. Scott Walker says it’s ”not necessary.” > Wisconsin Public Radio