Foxconn Wants 7 Million Gallons A Day From Lake Michigan, DNR Says

"The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it will decide in about 90 days on a request to pump 7 million gallons a day from Lake Michigan as part of a proposed Foxconn manufacturing complex state leaders have pushed as a major job creator.

The DNR on Monday released the Racine Water Utility’s application for an exception from a Great Lakes Compact ban on new or expanded diversions of water to places outside the Great Lakes basin.

But an attorney who was involved in the development of the Wisconsin law implementing the compact said the state may be moving too quickly and risking a precedent that could make it impossible to say no to private demands for excessive withdrawals of fresh water in the future."

Steven Verburg reports for the Madison State Journal January 30, 2018.

Source: Madison State Journal, 01/30/2018