Ferry Feud

February 26, 2013 - 4:29 PM
FILE - In this May 12, 2006 file photo the S.S. Badger passes the north breakwater light at Ludington, Mich. On one level, it's a straightforward case of a business seeking a government permit to discharge wastewater. But when the Environmental Protection Agency rules shortly on whether to let the S.S. Badger car ferry continue dumping ash into Lake Michigan, it will be a milestone in a decades-old effort to keep afloat the last coal-fired steamship operating on U.S. waters. (AP Photo/Ludington Daily News, Andy Klevorn, File)