Louis Woo, a Foxconn executive, was also in attendance at the Pence-Walker donor round table. This week, the Walker administration officially approved Foxconn’s request to pollute our air and draw 7 million gallons of water from Lake Michigan every day.
As if signing away $4.5 billion of taxpayer money weren’t enough, Walker has happily sacrificed our air and water quality for Foxconn. What’s worse, we don’t even know the full extent of the damage Foxconn will inflict on our environment — Republicans exempted Foxconn from producing an environmental impact statement, a necessary review to ensure that our natural resources are protected.
Foxconn should be held to the same expectations as Wisconsin-owned businesses. Clearly, we need a new negotiator-in-chief who prioritizes investing in Wisconsin entrepreneurs who care about the air their family breathes and the water they drink. Imagine if instead of giving $4.5 billion to a polluting foreign corporation we had invested in hundreds, even thousands, of small businesses across the state that share our values of environmental sustainability!
A healthy environment and healthy economy is essential for healthy communities, and Scott Walker has shown he’s far too willing to sacrifice the future and livelihood of our state for an election-year campaign stunt.
We need to continue holding Foxconn accountable. Consider joining Democratic members of the legislature at one of the two Foxconn town hall events next week. Your voice is important as we continue to make sure that not only our environment but Wisconsin taxpayers are protected!