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The Rules For Great Lakes Water And Foxconn's Thirsty Operations

Environmental Review Of The City Of Eau Claire Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program

January 19, 2021

The City of Eau Claire is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to address deficiencies in its public drinking water system. The project primarily includes the replacement of lead service lines throughout the City of Eau Claire.

Lafayette County committee passes amended rule on SWIGG study information release

November 12, 2019

Update - I just spoke to board member Kriss Marion. The meeting has ended, and the Land Conservation committee passed the rule with several amendments.

Jeff Smith: Part Three - Water is Precious

State Senator Jeff Smith
February 18, 2019

This is the third of three columns describing the importance of water in Wisconsin


Jeff Smith: Part Two: Water is Prosperity

February 16, 2019

#111111;">#ffffff;">Last week I wrote about how water is life. This week I hope to show how important water is for all of us to not only survive, but also to thrive.

Protecting Our Great Lakes

Senator Vinehout
October 8, 2018

Our Great Lakes hold twenty-one percent of all the world’s fresh surface water. Wisconsin has over 1,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. More than half our population lies within its watershed. The Lakes provide us with many opportunities for recreation, commerce, transportation, and immeasurable occasions to enjoy their immense beauty.

When Great Lakes Water Is 'Public' And When It Isn't

April 22, 2018

Community members and advocacy groups opposing the bid by Foxconn and the city of Racine for Lake Michigan water are zeroing on a specific issue: The request amounts to a water utility sourcing the Great Lakes almost entirely for the use of one private company.

Sen. Vinehout ~ What Can We Do to Protect Our Water?

April 17, 2018

What can we do to protect our water?” This is a question I am often asked. Many Wisconsin residents are concerned about protecting our precious natural resources, and much of the concern is focused on water quality.

Evers Demands Action on Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Crisis

March 21, 2018
Drinking Water Quality in Some Areas of Wisconsin Worse than Flint Michigan; Evers’ plan targets water clean-up and keeping Wisconsin kids safe

Dunn County Clean Water Forum

Jeff Smith Moderates

Dun County Clean Water Forum

December 1, 2017

#4b4f56;">Clean Water Forum, November 27

#4b4f56;">7PM in Dunn County Judicial Center 615 Stokke Pkwy, Menomonie

The Rules For Great Lakes Water And Foxconn's Thirsty Operations

September 3, 2017

Wisconsin legislators have proposed carving out broad environmental exemptions for a proposed Foxconn factory. An incentives bill currently working its way through the legislature would streamline how the state applies the Great Lakes Compact if the facility decides to use water from Lake Michigan. Given the thirsty nature of LCD fabrication, southeastern Wisconsin is an attractive area for Foxconn to build a factory with access to water in mind.