News, Research and Background:
Senator goes after S.S. Badger (Ludington Daily News)
Future of S.S. Badger ferry in doubt as it awaits EPA approval to continue service (Detroit Free Press)
Political setback for Badger car ferry (HTRnews.com)
S.S. Badger is left to sink or sail on its own (New York Times)
Historic ferry SS Badger's future in doubt with EPA permit about to expire (Detroit Free Press)
Badger ferry owners seek landmark status for coal-burning ship (Chicago Tribune)
Great Lakes neighbors bet on wet (Crain's Business Detroit)
Using coal to deliver wind power (Great Lakes Echo)
EPA to Badger: your application was deficient and incomplete (June 20, 2012 letter from EPA)
Joel Brammeier: A simple fix for ferry cleanup (Crain's Detroit Business, May 28, 2011)
S.S. Badger heads back to Michigan after mishap (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal, May 25, 2011)
Durbin opposes ferry's coal ash dumping in lake (LaCrosse Tribune, 3-22-2012).
S.S. Badger's quest to receive active opposition from high-ranking senator (MLive, 3-22-2012)
Durbin: "far-fetched'' and "unrealistic'' plans (News Release, 3-22, 2012)
Sen. Durbin's letter to owners of Badger (PDF of complete letter 3-22-2012)
Ferry owner awarded grants to help convert from coal to natural gas (Ludington Daily News, 4-3-2012)
Badger gets state grant to help conversion to natural gas (Herald Times, 4-3-2012)
S.S. Badger has some explaining to do (Great Lakes Seaway News, 3-14-2012)
Editorial: LMC must complay with ash request (Manitowac Herald Times, 3-13-2012)
LMC sets Badger's 2012 sailing season (Ludington News, 2-20-2012).
Badger gets chance for 'special permit' while Algoma Central installs scrubbers (2-13-2012, Sierra Club Great Lakes Program).
EPA allows SS Badger to seek new permit for coal ash dumping (AP, 2-8-2012).
EPA allows S.S. Badger to apply for special permit to keep running after 2012 2-8-2012, WWTV-TV 9&10).
Editorial: Muskegon knows the value of a clean Lake Michigan, so leave our mayor alone Ludington (Muskegon Chronicle, 2-3-2012).
Michigan Lawmaker: The Law is the Law (1-31-2012)
Michigan: Badger can't dump in state waters (Michael Campana memo, 11-14-2011)
Environmentalists not buying Badger owner's stance on coal ash (Muskegon Chronicle, 11-18-2012).
S.S. Badger dumps 500 tons of coal ash into Lake Michigan every year (Planent Michigan, 11-15-2011).
S.S. Badger viewed as 'Polluter in Perpetuity" (11-10-2011 Chiago Homeland Security Examiner).
Fishy Valentines, Red Herrings and the S.S. Badger (2-8-2012, Great Lakes-Seaway News).
Badger doesn't care? (1-2011, Randall's Wild World of Animals)
EPA says SS Badger must stop dumping coal slurry by 2012 (6-2-2009, WLUK-TV).
S.S. Badger coal ash dumping surprises many, Muskegon Chronicle, June 6, 2009
Coal ash is damaging water, health in 34 states, groups say, McClatchy, May 7, 2009
Coal Ash: Hazardous to Human Health, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Lake Michigan, Department of Natural Resources
1999: Hoekstra can't be fair on ferry (Muskegon Chronicle)
1972: Ferry owners vow to stop pollution (Milwaukee Journal)