UPDATE: Ludington Car Ferry May Be Docked Forever - Northern Michigan's News Leader

UPDATE: Ludington Car Ferry May Be Docked Forever

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A Ludington based car ferry may be docked for good.

We've just learned Congress handed a defeat to owners of the SS Badger.

Today the US House passed a Coast Guard reauthorization bill taking away language requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to allow the badger, which dumps coal and ash into Lake Michigan, to keep operating.

It now goes to President Obama for his signature.

The ferry brings passengers and cars from Ludington to Manitowac, Wisconsin and is the last coal burning steamship on the Great Lakes.