End the S.S. Badger's Decades of Polluting Lake Michigan!
The S.S. Badger dumps almost four tons of coal ash into Lake Michigan
each and every day it operates. The car ferry crosses Lake Michigan
between Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Ludington, Michigan for five months out
of the year and has been polluting Lake Michigan for decades.
We don't allow residents to dump their garbage cans into Lake
Michigan and we shouldn't allow the S.S. Badger to dump their coal ash
into the Lake either. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can put an end to this abuse of
one of our Great Lakes.
Tell the DOJ and EPA to step up controls to end the S.S. Badger's pollution of Lake Michigan!
Waukesha County, Republican pols failed to kill it.
The Calatrava Addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum
Sunset on the lakefront, summer 2018
Milwaukee River empties into Lake Michigan
Wisconsin wind farm, east of Waupun
86 turbines overcame Walker's blockade
Skylight illumination in Milwaukee City Hall
The historic 19th-century building has stone floors, copper decoration, and iron work by the famous artisan Cyril Kolnic. Stop in and walk around.
What water, wetland protection is all about
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
Lake Michigan in winter
James Rowen's Bio
James Rowen is an independent writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as the senior Mayoral staffer in Madison and Milwaukee and for newspapers in both cities. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007.