Monday, June 10, 2019

Foxconn gets approval for 7-million-gallon water diversion

RACINE — After more than a year of back-and-forth and hundreds of public comments, a Wisconsin judge has approved a Lake Michigan water diversion of up to 7 million gallons per day to Mount Pleasant, most of which is expected to be used by the Foxconn Technology Group for its planned manufacturing campus.

The court decision, which was published Friday, affirmed the decision made in April 2018 by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Environmental advocates challenged the DNR’s decision in May 2018, claiming that the water diversion for Foxconn’s planned factory shouldn’t be allowed because of Foxconn’s interests being primarily economically focused.

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