By Paul Schmitt
Environmental groups are speaking up against the legislative package that would exempt Foxconn Technology Group from environmental regulations. Door County environmentalist Wayne Kudick says he believes the state legislature is moving too rapidly without dealing with the complexity of how the Foxconn plant in Kenosha or Racine County would impact Lake Michigan.
Kudick says he is also worried that the environmental concessions would set a precedent.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the environmental exemptions and $3 billion in subsidies were in exchange for Foxconn agreeing to hire thousands of workers and invest up to $10 billion in the factory. The State Assembly started hearings on the Foxconn deal on Thursday in Madison with a vote expected sometime in mid-August.