Saturday , 18 November 2017

BILL SIGNIFICANTLY ROLLS BACK ENVIRONMENTAL RULES FOR FOXCONN

Despite $3 billion in taxpayer-funded subsidies, technology giant Foxconn would be given wide latitude to bypass state environmental regulations in building and operating its 1,000-acre electronics manufacturing plant in southeastern Wisconsin under a proposal from Gov. Scott Walker. Walker unveiled the sprawling bill Friday as he called lawmakers to convene a special legislative session to pass the measure aimed at speeding up construction of Foxconn’s planned liquid-crystal display panel factory. The bill lawmakers will consider as early as Tuesday allows the company to move or change the course of streams, build man-made bodies of water that connect with natural waterways and discharge materials in state wetlands without authorization from the state Department of Natural Resources. It exempts the company from being subject to an environmental impact statement. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/bill-significantly-rolls-back-environmental-rules-for-foxconn/article_77e2c1d1-e7e6-558a-947d-4b45c57c436b.html

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