Oh, the hypocrisy.
The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has been a sharp critic of the potential threat of pollution from a proposed iron ore mine, but the tribe is also grappling with environmental problems of its own.
Federal records show numerous violations of water quality standards at the tribe’s wastewater treatment system serving residents of Odanah in Ashland County.
The violations include excessive levels of E. coli and phosphorus, as well as periods when the tribe failed to report data at all.
E. coli is a type of bacteria and a marker for the presence of fecal contamination. At excessive levels, phosphorus accelerates plant and algae growth and can harm fish and other aquatic animals.
The violations were first reported by Media Trackers, a group that does research on behalf of conservative causes.
The Bad River’s plant is currently operating without a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The tribe has not been fined by the EPA.
Way to go Media Trackers.
Environmentalists should be worried about all the tribal poop going into the river!
The period where they didn’t report you know it was a free for all sewage dump.
I’m confident even the worst mine can do better than the tribal sewage plant.
End of controversy if Democrats are not going to demand the tribe clean up its act.