On Monday, April 29, Howard Learner joined Tony Sarabia on WBEZ’s “The Morning Shift” to talk about comments filed by ELPC and other environmental groups on a proposed consent decree between the S.S. Badger and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The S.S. Badger dumps more than 500 tons of coal ash into Lake Michigan every summer. Five years ago the ship’s owners reached an agreement with the U.S. EPA and said they would stop dumping by the end of 2012. In March, the parties announced a new deal that would stretch until the end of the 2014 season. ELPC is leading several environmental groups in an effort to make sure this is the last extension for the S.S. Badger.