Hundreds of thousands of people spoke up to stop BP’s increased dumping into Lake Michigan and affirm that the Lake is our gem and source of drinking water, not a corporate dumping ground. BP pledged to avoid increasing its pollution, but the fight isn’t over.
Not only does BP’s discharge permit remain on the books in Indiana, but other permits allowing pollution increases are pending for polluters elsewhere in the Great Lakes region.
The Lakes face a litany of threats, from sewage overflows, and pesticide run-off to invasive species and unrestricted water withdrawals. Industrial pollution will take years to clean up.
PIRG is asking the Great Lake state Governors to prohibit, once and for all, pollution increases into their states’ waterways. Help prevent future BP fiascos and restore the Great lakes by signing the petition to Governor Spitzer of New York.