Foxconn Technology Group’s bid to siphon millions of gallons a day from Lake Michigan is once again thrusting Wisconsin into the contentious waters of who can tap the Great Lakes.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is expected to decide soon whether the technology giant can use water from the lake to build liquid crystal display panels at its planned campus in the Village of Mount Pleasant.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker led negotiations to provide the Taiwanese company $3 billion in state incentives and has been an unabashed supporter of Foxconn, with the allure of its $10 billion private investment and as many as 13,000 jobs.
That would suggest the DNR, which Walker oversees, will approve a request from the City of Racine to provide its suburban neighbor an average of 7 million gallons a day, with most of the water going to Foxconn. Read the full story here.