Illinois Senate to get involved in Foxconn squabble with state

By Ricardo Torres
“On Thursday, the Environmental and Conversion Committee for the Illinois State Senate passed a resolution urging ‘Illinois agencies to take whatever actions possible to protect against the loss of water resources, the potential flooding, and other ecological impacts from this development.’

The resolution cites Foxconn’s plans to draw 7 million gallons of water per day out of Lake Michigan as having a possible negative impact on Illinois residents and it states “there are questions being raised about whether the diversion request meets the definition and intent of the Great Lakes Compact requirement that water be used for a ‘Group of largely residential customers.’”

Read the entire piece at The Racine Journal Times

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