Friday, April 11, 2014

Mixed Results In WI Coal/Clean-Air Conversions

The air will be cleaner around Wausau, thanks to the EPA pushing a utility to convert to clearer fuels.

Still fossil fuel, but less air pollution.

That's good news.

But coal pollution will keep the air dirty over and in Lake Michigan, as the last remaining coal-fired Great Lakes ferry, the SS Badger, won last year yet another operating extension for its spring-to-fall daily sailings between Manitowoc, WI and Ludington, MI.

The ship's overboard coal ash dumping and Wisconsin clean air special-interest legislative exemption have been a subjects on this blog for years.

Political pressures have kept the EPA from following through on a long-standing order.

Bad news for the lake.

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