Tuesday, May 29, 2018

"Foxconn water diversion fight: Groups challenge DNR ruling"

MOUNT PLEASANT — Midwest Environmental Advocates on Tuesday announced its filing of a legal action in opposition to a multimillion-gallon daily water diversion from Lake Michigan for Foxconn Technology Group.

On Friday, the last day an objection could be filed, MEA filed its petition under the Great Lakes Compact to challenge the state Department of Natural Resources’ April 25 approval of the City of Racine’s request to divert 7 million gallons per day of water outside the Great Lakes Basin.

“This legal challenge is essential, as Wisconsin’s approval of the Lake Michigan water diversion requested by Racine tests the integrity of the Great Lakes Compact by ignoring a key requirement of the historic agreement entered into by the eight Great Lakes states and enacted into federal law,” stated MEA attorney Jodi Habush Sinykin. “This mistake must be corrected to defend the Great Lakes Compact and to protect our magnificent Great Lakes in the near and distant future.”

Read more:  http://journaltimes.com/business/local/foxconn-water-diversion-fight-groups-challenge-dnr-ruling/article_d40efb81-ac2c-535c-ac8a-595be6b8f1ed.html

I wonder how quickly they can knock this down?

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