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0654, 06 Feb 19

Evers Sics DNR on Foxconn

Evers is having his newly weaponized DNR rehash old permits. Wisconsin is not open for business.

Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday that state environmental officials will review air-quality permits issued last year to electronics maker Foxconn for its planned $10 billion campus near Racine.

Evers told reporters he discussed the topic with Foxconn officials but doesn’t believe the company is concerned.

“Clearly that’s one area the people of Wisconsin were concerned about, is air quality,” Evers said.

Evers’ comments clarify what he told reporters Friday, following a series of reports suggesting the company’s plans for Wisconsin were in flux.

During the campaign, Evers said scientists told him a flawed process was used to issue the Foxconn air-quality permits. The company’s plan to build a manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant would make it one of the largest sources in southeast Wisconsin for pollutants that create smog. The region already suffers from summer smog problems, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has reported.


0654, 06 February 2019


  1. Merlin

    Next thing you know Evers will have the State Patrol harassing Foxconn with parking tickets.

  2. dad29

    *Cough*  I said as much a couple of days ago.

    Evers scared the bejabbers out of FoxConn by using language and terminology which was based on propaganda of Big Green.  Evers has no friggin’ idea of what “process” was used, or whether it was flawed, but he opened his mouth and dispelled any doubts about his extremely inferior IQ.

    That’s why Reuters ran with their story, it’s why Vos/Fitz screeched like banshees, and it’s why Trump got involved, likely telling Foxconn that he would crush WI DNR like a bug if they raised any trouble.  And it’s why FoxConn came up with their “three stages” story.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    There it is!

    The “gotcha” liberal hammer destroying jobs!

    Disgusting.  Awful.  Evil.

  4. jonnyv

    I am not too worried about the environmental impact anymore. Cause let’s be honest, Foxconn isn’t going to do squat there. This will be the biggest blunder in WI history. Almost a year ago they were already backpedaling on promises. Walker is probably happy to be out of the public eye for a while.

    Thankfully we pay per job, and I would be surprised if we ever see more than 2000 jobs there.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    ….because Evers scared the hell out of them and turned them away!

    This is the kind of arrogant liberalism, I will counter, and fight against with every fiber of my being.

    It disgusts me to no end when it comes to the jerky indifference of job destruction here.

  6. Jason

    This is a nothing burger.

  7. steveegg

    I guess “Tony Evers, Governor” really does translate to “Closed to business” in Business English.

  8. dad29

    jonnyv…..I’ll take your bet.  How about you pay me $50.00/job at FoxConn?

    Good.  You owe me about $2,500.00 right now for the highway construction crew, earthworks crews, and foundation crew.

    Cash only.

  9. jonnyv

    Dad29, are those Foxconn employees? Are they getting tax credit for those? Didn’t think so.

    I never said that they weren’t creating work, just that Foxconn may not hit 2000 full time employees. Currently they are at 180. Even now they are saying that they won’t be hiring the blue collar workers we all thought they would. I hope they do hire and I am wrong, it would be better for WI. But Foxconn has a bad reputation of doing this kind of thing.

    And Kev, that is some nice revisionist history of you think that Foxconn scaling back in May is Evers fault. At that point not even I thought Evers had a shot. If Foxconn made their decisions based on that, then they have truly an awful company management.

  10. Le Roi du Nord

    “Trump got involved, likely telling Foxconn that he would crush WI DNR like a bug”.

    That is the kind of ego-driven, faux tough guy and fact averse comment trump and dud would make.  I doubt Foxconn would take either one seriously.

    Perhaps dud could outline the process in which trump could use a federal cudgel to “crush” a state agency.  Facts would be a plus.

  11. dad29

    Ah, you got me.  My hopes overcame my common sense.

    More likely that Trump asked FoxConn if they could spell T-A-R-I-F-F-S.

    On the other hand, LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy, YOU could present “facts” about the allegation that DNR used ….what…..?  massaged data?  Erroneous studies?

    I’m sure you have all that sitting at your retired fingertips.

  12. MjM

    Eggman sez: “I guess “Tony Evers, Governor” really does translate to “Closed to business” in Business English.”

    True. One of his first acts as new gov was to take down all the “Open For Business” plaques on the “Welcome to Wisconsin” signs and replace them with his name.

    Oh, and about that pollution…

    “In Racine County, roughly 25 percent of the emissions in the air come from Illinois, roughly 13 percent come from Wisconsin and about 9 percent come from Indiana. That is according to DNR monitoring in the state. …The Chicago area emits 79 to 81 percent of the (nitrogen oxide) and (volatile organic compounds) emissions in the entire southwestern Lake Michigan region,”

  13. Kevin Scheunemann

    I don’t see Nord bitching about all that liberal Chicago machine pollution we have to endure around here….

  14. jjf

    That darn Evers!  He’s not doing exactly what Walker did!  He might even have scientists look at permits!  The nerve!

  15. Kevin Scheunemann


    Why? Nobody enforces by per-scrutiny polutiin standards on Milwaukee or Chicago.


  16. Le Roi du Nord

    “I don’t see Nord bitching about all that liberal Chicago machine pollution we have to endure around here….”.     That is because you haven’t looked.  Keeping your head stuck in the sand doesn’t put you on the right side of an argument, it just makes you look ignorant.

    If air pollution emitters in Chicago and Milwaukee are exceeding their permit limits I am all for taking enforcement action against the violators, always was, always will be.

    However, there must be some new standards k wants enforced that aren’t regulated by EPA or DNR in WI or IL.  Could you explain the “by per-scrutiny polutiin standards”, for all of us?  Thanks..



  17. dad29

    LEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy, you must have forgotten to post the data regarding “massaged” or “faked” data that Walker’s DNR used in permitting FoxConn.

    Seems to me that Kevin owes you nothing until you cough up that material.

  18. Le Roi du Nord


    That wasn’t my claim, maybe you should ask Evers.

    And getting an explanation from k is more likely going to be a lecture on how he is the only smart person on earth, privy to his own set of facts, definitions, and insight.  Just watch and see.

  19. MHMaley

    A Governor on his way out the door for not creating jobs pins his hopes on a company with a history of over promising and under delivering and all syncopants can do is blame folks who had nothing to do with the deal ?

  20. Kevin Scheunemann


    Even without Foxconn, Walker has record low unemployment….

    Please stop lying about history.

  21. dad29

    A Governor on his way out the door for not creating jobs

    “…on his way out….not creating jobs.”  You can prove this, right?  That ‘not …jobs’ was THE reason for Walker’s defeat.  For that matter ‘…not creating…’ needs a cite, too.

    Not to worry.  I’m not holding my breath waiting for your response.

  22. jjf

    Dad29, feel free to tell us why Walker lost.

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