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Lawmakers want ferry to stop dumping coal ash

Published On: Oct 25 2012 04:02:52 PM CDT
MILWAUKEE -

Two Wisconsin lawmakers are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reject a request by the owners of the SS Badger ferry to continue dumping coal ash into Lake Michigan.

Rep. Jon Richards and Sen. Chris Larson, both Milwaukee Democrats, said the coal-fired steamship should not be given a permit extension allowing it to dump coal ash.

The Badger's owner has asked for an extension beyond Dec. 19, when its permit expires.

Richards and Larson have asked EPA regional administrator Susan Hedman to reject any attempt by the car ferry firm to continue dumping.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has asked Hedman to temporarily extend the permit.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported it's estimated the Badger dumps at least 500 tons of coal ash into the lake each sailing season.

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