Comment period begins for Badger

March 28, 2013

The U.S. Justice Department has opened a period for public comment concerning the proposed consent decree between Lake Michigan Carferry and the U.S. government. The decree calls for LMC’s ship, the SS Badger, to stop dumping coal ash slurry into Lake Michigan by the end of the 2014 sailing season. During the 30 day comment period, the public can voice their opinions about the decree.

For background stories about the decree, see

 Badger pays penalty for mercury discharge

Badger has 2 years to stop dumping ash

Badger’s competitor benefits from coal

Decent decree

Comments can be sent to the assistant attorney general, Environment and Natural Resources Division. The comments should refer to the United States v. Lake Michigan Trans-Lake Shortcut, Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-1-1-10771.




By mail: Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ-ENRD, PO Box 7611, Washington, D.C. 20044-7611. For more details click here:




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