Though Scott Walker is all for giving the SS Badger more time to keep dumping coal ash into Lake Michigan, a newspaper in the GOP stronghold of Ozaukee County says "no."
The County has a lakeshore eastern boundary and a strong environmental ethic.
Props to the paper and its constituent readers.
Said the Ozaukee Press:
The governor’s hopes are quite baffling, not to mention contradictory, in that if the Badger continues to sail under an extended permit to dump coal ash, it cannot safeguard the waters of Lake Michigan; it can only continue to harm them.
There should be no permit extension. During its years of lake crossings, the Badger has dumped an estimated total of 3.8 million tons of toxic ash into Lake Michigan. That has to stop. The ferry’s blatant acts of polluting not only damage the lake, but mock the efforts supported by citizens, lakeshore municipalities and industries to protect the quality of its water.