Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Foxconn water diversion undermines Great Lakes Compact. Hearing 3/7.

The hearing on diverting Lake Michigan water by the multiple millions of gallons daily to serve the heavily-subsidized proposed Foxconn development takes place Wednesday evening, March 7 in Sturtevant.

The amount of water to be diverted daily exceeds what was eventually granted through a long, drawn-out and controversial battle to bring Lake Michigan to serve the entire City of Waukesha and some acreage outside its borders.

Details are here.
Public HearingPublic Comment Period
Date & TimeLocation
Wed., March 7, 2018
Presentation: 6:00 p.m.
Public hearing: 6:30 p.m.
SC Johnson iMET Center
2320 Renaissance Blvd
Sturtevant WI 53177
Persons wishing to comment on the diversion application should do so by close of business on March 21, 2018.
Hard copy comments can be sent to:
DNR Drinking Water and Groundwater Program DG/5
Attn: Adam Freihoefer
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921
A complete archive on Foxconn developments is here.

And as Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters notes, diverting Great Lakes water principally to serve a new business - - thus giving one state among the eight in the Compact, and two Canadian provinces, too, an economic advantage with a finite and shared resources - - is not why the governing water management Great Lakes Compact was created: 
Under the compact, diversions are meant to provide water for uses such as municipal drinking water and groundwater replenishment for family wells. This is the first time a state in the compact has been so brazen as to actually suggest a diversion almost exclusively for a private company’s manufacturing needs.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment on the plan until March 21st. The DNR needs to understand what’s at risk if this plan is approved. Sign up to attend the hearing!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Miller Brewery

The drawdown of the Great Lakes: Death by a thousand straws.

Get over it. Waukesha killed the Great Lakes Compact.