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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:34 PM

US Coast Guard Bill to allow SS Badger to dump coal ash into Lake Michigan in perpetuity

http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2012/nov/29/us-coast-guard-bill-includes-provison-to-save-ss-badger/

A special provision slipped into a U.S. House Coast Guard re-authorization bill would allow the S.S. Badger car ferry to continue throwing its coal ash into Lake Michigan.

That's as long as the nearly 60-year-old boat stays afloat.

The car ferry is the only remaining coal fired steamship on the Great Lakes. But the Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down on the pollution from the coal ash, and the operators havenít invested in an alternative.

The provision was slipped in by Wisconsin Rep. Tom Petri, but is facing opposition in the Senate by Sen. Dick Durbin. The two sides are hammering out the final details of the bill.

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TheMightyFavog Nov 2012 OP
1-Old-Man Nov 2012 #1
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RomneyLies Nov 2012 #4
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #2

Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:41 PM

1. Hey! Ain't that sweet? Soon you'll have water quality just like we do here in West Virginia.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:31 PM

3. Oh, but it's just one old ship! How much damage could it do to big old lake Michigan?

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:33 PM

4. Oh it's just a few zebra mussels and Asian carp! How much damage could they do to Lake Michigan?

 

Right there with you.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:22 PM

2. the dumping has to stop

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