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2    WHEREAS, The Wisconsin General Assembly passed legislation
3that incentivizes Foxconn Technology Group to open and operate
4a facility in Racine County, Wisconsin that would waive
5significant environment protections; and
6    WHEREAS, Foxconn will be allowed to discharge dredged
7materials or fill wetlands without a permit and forego
8environmental impact statements; and
9    WHEREAS, Racine County and the site chosen sits in the Des
10Plaines watershed that also extends into Illinois; and
11    WHEREAS, Wetlands are vital for clean water, flood water
12storage, and ecological integrity; and
13    WHEREAS, Flooding in the Des Plaines River watershed and
14throughout Lake County has cost billions of dollars and caused
15severe damage; and
16    WHEREAS, Foxconn plans to draw seven million gallons of
17water a day from Lake Michigan, a critical water resource for
18the people of Illinois; and
19    WHEREAS, There are questions being raised about whether the



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1diversion request meets the definition and intent of the Great
2Lakes Compact requirement that water be used for a "Group of
3largely residential customers"; therefore, be it
5ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we urge the State of
6Wisconsin to consider the serious concerns over the Foxconn
7development due to the environmental and public health threats
8it poses to the people of Illinois; and be it further
9    RESOLVED, That we urge Illinois agencies to take whatever
10actions possible to protect against the loss of water
11resources, the potential flooding, and other ecological
12impacts from this development; and be it further
13    RESOLVED, That we state our belief that Illinois should not
14waive similar environmental requirements for any developments
15seeking to locate in Illinois.