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Governor Scott Walker letter supporting coal ash dumping in Lake Michigan.

Governor Scott Walker letter supporting coal ash dumping in Lake Michigan.

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SCOTT WALKER
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
STATE OF WISCONSIN
P.O. Box 7863
MADISON,Wl53707

October 1, 2012

Dr. Susan Hedman
Regional Administrator
U.S. EPA RegionS
Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building
77 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-3590
Dear Dr. Hedman:


I am writing in regard to the operation of the S.S. Badger, a carferry that travels between Manitowoc,
Wisconsin and Ludington, Michigan.
The S.S. Badger is highly valued by the people of Manitowoc because of the economic boost travelers of
the feny provide the area, as well as the ferry's historical and cultural significance.
As you know, the individual permit for Lake Michigan Carfeny, Inc, (LMC) to operate the ferry expires
at the end of this year and they have applied for a new permit. To date, my office has received
communication from approximately 3,000 residents of Manitowoc, elected officials, and other supporters
- a11 who have expressed support for the S.S. Badger's permit to be renewed.
My Administration fully understands, respects and appreciates the balance yon need to find in protecting
our beautiful Lake Michigan and helping our economy. We hope the S.S. Badger can continue to sail, but
we also hope they can do so in a manner that safeguards the waters of Lake Michigan.
In support of this goal, earlier this year, Wisconsin, through our. State Energy Office, awarded the S.S.
Badger a grant to help accelerate the conversion process away from coal. In light of this, I ask that you
temporarily extend their permit to provide for a period of time to find a resolution that keeps the ferry
sailing and Lake Michigan better protected.
Finally, this lingering and unanswered issue has caused great uncertainty in the Manitowoc region: the
company would like to continue plam1ing for its future ferry travels and the local community wants to
know what they can expect from future tourism seasons. Given the need for greater certainty, I would
also ask that you please make a decision as quickly as possible in regard to the LMC permit.
Please feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance or provide any additional information.

Sincerely,

Governor Scott Walker
SCOTT WALKER
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
STATE OF WISCONSIN
P.O. Box 7863
MADISON,Wl53707

October 1, 2012

Dr. Susan Hedman
Regional Administrator
U.S. EPA RegionS
Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building
77 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-3590
Dear Dr. Hedman:


I am writing in regard to the operation of the S.S. Badger, a carferry that travels between Manitowoc,
Wisconsin and Ludington, Michigan.
The S.S. Badger is highly valued by the people of Manitowoc because of the economic boost travelers of
the feny provide the area, as well as the ferry's historical and cultural significance.
As you know, the individual permit for Lake Michigan Carfeny, Inc, (LMC) to operate the ferry expires
at the end of this year and they have applied for a new permit. To date, my office has received
communication from approximately 3,000 residents of Manitowoc, elected officials, and other supporters
- a11 who have expressed support for the S.S. Badger's permit to be renewed.
My Administration fully understands, respects and appreciates the balance yon need to find in protecting
our beautiful Lake Michigan and helping our economy. We hope the S.S. Badger can continue to sail, but
we also hope they can do so in a manner that safeguards the waters of Lake Michigan.
In support of this goal, earlier this year, Wisconsin, through our. State Energy Office, awarded the S.S.
Badger a grant to help accelerate the conversion process away from coal. In light of this, I ask that you
temporarily extend their permit to provide for a period of time to find a resolution that keeps the ferry
sailing and Lake Michigan better protected.
Finally, this lingering and unanswered issue has caused great uncertainty in the Manitowoc region: the
company would like to continue plam1ing for its future ferry travels and the local community wants to
know what they can expect from future tourism seasons. Given the need for greater certainty, I would
also ask that you please make a decision as quickly as possible in regard to the LMC permit.
Please feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance or provide any additional information.

Sincerely,

Governor Scott Walker

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Published by: LakeMichiganFiles on Oct 09, 2012
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