Current Action - Fix the Foxconn Loophole to the Great Lakes Compact
Foxconn, a private international company, wants to take 7 million gallons of water a day out of the Great Lakes for private industrial purposes. The Great Lakes Compact, enacted in 2008, stresses that any diversions of Great Lakes water outside the basin should be rare and limited to public use. The city of Racine, Wisconsin has requested an exception to the Compact to divert this water on Foxconn's behalf. Racine’s request is premised on a wrong read of the Compact. The entirety of the water sought for diversion will serve one private company’s industrial interests. This is a loophole never intended by the Great Lakes Compact and Agreement. Join us in calling for Great Lakes states and provinces to reject Wisconsin’s misread and misuse of the Compact, opening the door to diversions basin-wide for largely private purposes.
Sign MCEA's petition to fix the Foxconn loophole for the sake of the Great Lakes and for future generations to come.