Does Pouring Raw Sewage in Lake Michigan Get You Endorsed by The Trib?
Following up one of my least favorite smells of the summer, raw sewage in Lake Michigan, I checked the Tribune’s endorsements for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.
The Trib lets us know:
“If last year’s troubling saga of refinery effluent entering Lake Michigan imparted one lesson, it’s that the Chicago area needs to zealously guard the quality of its public waters.”
Of course BP did not pour much of anything into the Lake, nor did they propose to pour much more of anything into the Lake. The MWRD poured 220 million gallons of raw sewage into Lake Michigan, without the local press whispering any concern.
So, the Trib endorses Frank Avila, a board member at MWRD during one of the more botched up environmental messes in recent memory, without mention of any issues that may have occurred under his watch.
Candidate Spryropolous (endorsed by the Trib) tells us that she will “Stop Big Corporations from Polluting Lake Michigan”. Fair enough, but who is going to stop the MWRD?