Friday, March 1, 2019

Vos airs out what makes him happy

Because I have been noting the media-hungry GOP Assembly Speaker's robotic 'no. never,' remarks, I don't want to leave the impression that Robin Vos is never a happy yes man.
Robin Vos speaks at Racine Tea Party event (8378614585).jpg
So kudos to Vos for publicly urging the Governor and DNR to allow Foxconn to spew as much two+ tons of daily air pollutants out of its Mt. Pleasant smokestacks.
Assembly speaker hopes Foxconn air permits aren't changed
Vos spoke about Foxconn during a luncheon Thursday. He says, "I want Foxconn to be here" and the state should send that message that it is "damn happy" to have the company. 
Here is more history about the generous pollution permits fast-tracked for Foxconn last year
Foxconn's 4 air emission permits go through DNR speed-dating
Remember, what goes up comes down, and Lake Michigan is right there. independent analysis of the permits was headlined "Foxconn could increase Racine County's emissions by six percentand said, in part:
The four facilities, to be built in phases over the next several years, could combine to emit 229 tons per year of nitrogen oxides, 240 tons of carbon monoxide, 52 tons of particulate matter, 4 tons of sulfur dioxide and 275 tons of volatile organic compounds.
There’s only one facility in the state – the Verso Corp. Wisconsin Rapids paper mill – that emits at or above the levels Foxconn is proposing across all five pollutants... 
Don't forget that Walker made the air pollution issue worse - - as he did throughout his administration - - by getting Trump's pro-pollution US EPA [Sic] to approve a weakening of clean air standards over a portion of SE WI to help Foxconn comply with the 'rules.'

And here is a complete archive of posts about Foxconn, from the beginning.

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