Call Out to Protect our Water

Quoted from article:
“I believe the proposal to allow increased dumping of ammonia and toxic sludge into Lake Michigan from British Petroleum’s oil refinery in Whiting, Indiana is unconscionable. Certainly a company that claims to be “Beyond Petroleum” can also be beyond polluting our waters.

“Please halt progress on this proposal now and find a way to deal with the waste this plant produces other than dumping more of it into Lake Michigan.”

clipped from www.environmentillinois.org

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70,000 Call on BP to Halt Planned Dumping

CHICAGO, Illinois—Environment Illinois today
presented BP and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials with more
than 70,000 thousand signatures from Great Lakes region residents demanding a
halt to BP’s unprecedented expansion of pollution into Lake
Michigan.

The petitions are in response to a
pollution discharge permit granted in June by Indiana’s Department of Environmental
Management (IDEM). The new permit will allow BP’s oil refinery in Whiting,
Indiana to increase its discharge of ammonia to
1500 pounds and sludge particles to nearly 5,000 pounds every day into
Lake Michigan.

BP’s new permit runs counter to
decades of Great Lakes clean up efforts. It is
the first time in years that any company has been allowed to increase toxic
dumping into Lake
Michigan.

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