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SS Badger doomed


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Time appears to be running out for the last coal-burning steamship on the Great Lakes.

Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that will allow authorities to force the S.S. Badger off the lake.

Environmentalists have wanted the nearly 60-year old ferry docked because it sends tons of coal ash into the lake on its voyages between Wisconsin and Michigan.

It's now up to President Obama to sign the bill into law before any action can be taken.


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