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Editorial: Find way to save car ferry while protecting our lake

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Story ImageBeing a large body of water, Lake Michigan is the last place you’d normally look for middle ground. But in the dispute between environmentalists and a coal-burning car ferry, that’s exactly what we need.

From mid-May to mid-October, the S.S. Badger hauls cars and passengers between Manitowoc, Wis., and Luddington, Mich. The problem, as environmentalists are quick to point out, is that the 58-year-old vessel — the nation’s last coal-powered steamship — dumps 509 tons of coal ash into the lake every year.  more...



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