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Advocates Vow To Continue Fight Against Foxconn Water Diversion

MT PLEASANT, WI—Environmental advocates say they will continue to fight water allocation for Foxconn. That despite a Wisconsin Administrative judge’s ruling in favor Friday of the DNR’s decision to allow over 7 million gallons of water be drawn from Lake Michigan each day, much of which will go to the electronics giant.

The Racine Journal Times reports that Midwest Environmental Advocates issued a response Tuesday vowing “…to explore further legal options in this matter.”  They also restated their opposition to the judge’s decision. They argue that the diversion violates the Great Lakes Water Compact’s prohibition of taking water out of the Great Lakes Water Basin unless it’s for public water supply purposes.

The judge ruled that Foxconn has the right to benefit from the public water supply because they in turn offer a benefit to the public.

 

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