Conservation NOW: August 7, 2017


Oppose August 2017 Special Session AB 1: Exempting Foxconn from State Clean Water Protections

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to oppose August 2017 SS AB 1, which is before the Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy on Thursday.

Foxconn is proposing to develop over 1,000 acres of land in what could be one of the largest projects in the state. SS AB 1 would allow for the creation of an Electronics and Information Technology Manufacturing Zone for this development. The bill would eliminate the requirement that Foxconn develop a state Environmental Impact Statement, which would allow the public to understand the full public health and environmental implications of this project. Additionally, the bill eliminates state environmental protections for isolated wetlands, navigable streams, and lakebeds within this zone.


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