Durbin: Help me clean up coal-fired Badger ferry

Apr 8, 2013 Full story: Chicago Tribune 11

Sen. Dick Durbin and environmental groups are urging federal officials to impose bigger fines and tougher limits to ensure the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes stops dumping toxic pollution into Lake Michigan.

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“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#1 Apr 8, 2013
But then Obama the dickhead will just sell the coal to China and they will burn it in the dirtiest manner possible and we will reap no benefits but still get dirty air. Why is everyone so god-damned stupid anymore?
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#2 Apr 8, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
But then Obama the dickhead will just sell the coal to China and they will burn it in the dirtiest manner possible and we will reap no benefits but still get dirty air. Why is everyone so god-damned stupid anymore?
I agree - Obama and Durbin (Illinois) have destroyed the coal mines in Southern Illinois. Of course, anything south of Chicago is not recognized as Illinois. The only time we see these people is when they want money for their campaign. This really shows we have a pee poor Senator in Illinois since he is having problems setting his priorities. I have sent him several letters and he always comes back with "well I disagree with you" but he never say's why. I am sure he knows I did not vote for him.
Rachael

Manitowoc, WI

#3 Apr 8, 2013
As someone who lives 2 blocks away from Lake Michigan and 3 miles from where the USS Badger docks, I'm far more worried about Milwaukee Mayor Barrett dumping sewage in the lake.
Sheik Yerbouti

New Hope, PA

#4 Apr 8, 2013
When I was a kid sitting on the shore of Lake Erie those steamships were quite a sight!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Apr 9, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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I agree - Obama and Durbin (Illinois) have destroyed the coal mines in Southern Illinois. Of course, anything south of Chicago is not recognized as Illinois. The only time we see these people is when they want money for their campaign. This really shows we have a pee poor Senator in Illinois since he is having problems setting his priorities. I have sent him several letters and he always comes back with "well I disagree with you" but he never say's why. I am sure he knows I did not vote for him.
Good. Shut down all the coal mines.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#6 Apr 9, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Good. Shut down all the coal mines.
Then you tell the foreign countries not to burn the coal we ship to them. Better yet go over to the foreign countries an tell the people they can not burn it.

When you go to Mexico you can not breath for the exhaust from the vehicles and yet you put down America's coal miners. Why does Americans have to be the only ones that is to give up jobs while the rest of the world can do as they please. I would go along with this except it is only a POLITICAL issue and not for the people.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Apr 9, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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Then you tell the foreign countries not to burn the coal we ship to them. Better yet go over to the foreign countries an tell the people they can not burn it.
When you go to Mexico you can not breath for the exhaust from the vehicles and yet you put down America's coal miners. Why does Americans have to be the only ones that is to give up jobs while the rest of the world can do as they please. I would go along with this except it is only a POLITICAL issue and not for the people.
The coal miners can get jobs making wind & solar panels instead of outsourcing those jobs to China.

We can't tell other countries what to do, but we CAN do something about our own pollution.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#8 Apr 9, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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The coal miners can get jobs making wind & solar panels instead of outsourcing those jobs to China.
We can't tell other countries what to do, but we CAN do something about our own pollution.
Oh you mean the solar monies that Obama gave and the companies went bankrupt that Obama supported? America can not take care of the whole WORLD. Do you understand that we are BROKE?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Apr 9, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh you mean the solar monies that Obama gave and the companies went bankrupt that Obama supported? America can not take care of the whole WORLD. Do you understand that we are BROKE?
Which is why I said we should take care of ourself by building solar & wind generation here, instead of buying the panels & turbines from China.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#10 Apr 9, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Which is why I said we should take care of ourself by building solar & wind generation here, instead of buying the panels & turbines from China.
Obama already spent the money.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#11 Apr 9, 2013
Can the toxic sludge from tar sands
petroleum be burned in a ship's engine?

You think burning coal is bad? Whew!

Nah. Let the Chinese poison and pollute
the air they have to breathe.
Why should we do it just because the coal
companies want us to?

No, Wait! If you're a conservative,
filthy air is perfectly normal. The way
God intended. Like burning your tap water.
Perfectly normal.

"Sir, the water in the school drinking
fountain is on fire!

Perfectly normal little sixth grader..
Move along! Nothing to see here."

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