EPA wants to mandate cleaner burning fuel for Great Lakes shippers
Environmentalists are crying foul, as Wausau House Democrat David Obey tries to exempt Great Lakes shippers from proposed federal pollution controls.
The EPA wants to ban the use of high-sulfur fuel on freighters within 200 miles of U.S. coasts, as well as major rivers and lakes.
It's part of a new energy and water budget that's now going through Congress and environmentalists say the new rules could prevent 450 deaths each year in the Great Lakes region.
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