ss badger http://michiganradio.org en Federal judge approves Lake Michigan coal-dumping deal http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-judge-approves-lake-michigan-coal-dumping-deal <p>Federal District Court Judge Janet T. Neff approved a plan that would allow &ldquo;the country&rsquo;s last coal-dumping ferryboat&rdquo; to continue operations as it shifts from unloading coal waste into Lake Michigan to storing the ash elsewhere.</p><p>The agreement settles a dispute between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Lake Michigan Carferry company over the coal ash discarded in Lake Michigan, and the impacts of such discharging.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:18:23 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14817 at http://michiganradio.org Federal judge approves Lake Michigan coal-dumping deal Deal sought to end ship's coal ash dumping by 2015 http://michiganradio.org/post/deal-sought-end-ships-coal-ash-dumping-2015 <p>LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) - Federal officials want to enter into a revised consent agreement with a car ferry operator that would stop the nation's last coal-fired ferryboat from dumping waste ash into Lake Michigan before the 2015 sailing season.<br><br>The Ludington Daily News reports that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department filed a motion Friday to enter into the revised deal with Lake Michigan Carferry, operator of the S.S. Badger.<br> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 15:12:00 +0000 The Associated Press 14424 at http://michiganradio.org Deal sought to end ship's coal ash dumping by 2015