Friday, September 19, 2008

Tom Barrett Dumps On Illinois Congressman, Who Had It Coming

Actually, our Mayor was just returning the favor to US Rep. Mark Steven Kirk, (R-IL), who had ignorantly ripped MMSD's storm-related overflows a few years back.

So Barrett sent Kirk a letter noting that Chicago's recent, record-breaking dumping into Lake Michigan was five times what MMSD has dumped in the last 14 years.

And for good measure, Barrett reminded Kirk that Chicago also pollutes the downstream Mississippi River watershed - - making the Windy City the Great Lakes region's leading, East-West/two-watershed polluter - - and is still the only major Great Lakes city that doesn't disinfect its sewerage.

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