So the DNR decided that nothing bad would happen to Lake Michigan if We Energies were allowed to build on a coal ash dump.
Maybe the thinking was, hey - - the S.S. Badger dumps every day in the Lake Michigan sailing season, so what the heck? Coal ash is just sand, right? (Not!)
Just a few days ago, in a different context, I put together a long list of pollution events that have occured because regulation was weak or naively based on corporate assurances:
So the list is now one mess longer.
Friday, October 28, 2011
rushes to ease mining in watersheds, and remove restrictions on building into and disturbing waterways, riverbanks and shorelines, remember that when government allows private interests to have their way with public resources and waters, bad outcomes continue unabated.