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Michigan, US, Judge Rules In Favor Of Foxconn Water Extraction Deal


A state administrative law judge has ruled that the City of Racine’s plans are proper to divert millions of gallons of water from Lake Michigan for Foxconn Technology Group. The ruling by Brian K. Hayes on Friday found that Racine’s plans to sell water to the Village of Mount Pleasant, which in turn will be selling most of the water to Foxconn, met requirements of the Great Lakes Compact. The 2008 agreement of Great Lakes states was written to safeguard water resources in Lake Michigan and the rest of the Great Lakes from those outside the basin.