Tuesday, July 31, 2007

National Protest Over Indiana Allowing British Petroleum To Pollute Lake Michigan: Wisconsin Curiously Uninvolved, So Far

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted a protest against Indiana's outrageous decision to let British Petroleum increase to three tons daily the amount of ammonia and polluted sludge BP dumps into Lake Michigan.

Citizens in Illinois are signing petitions by the tens of thousands against Indiana action, says The New York Times.

Mayors of shoreline communities along Lake Michigan have sent letters of opposition, including Milwaukee's Mayor Tom Barrett and Chicago's Richard Daley.

And from Wisconsin...nothing official.

Could it be that it's hard for our state to raise questions about how a Great Lakes state is using Lake Michigan when it is Wisconsin (through the DNR) that has asked the other Great Lakes states to allow New Berlin to divert Lake Michigan water before Wisconsin and the other states (except for Minnesota) have ratified the pending Great Lakes Compact?

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