Clean Oceans Act in Florida

Themes

State: FL
Country: USA
Theme: Clean Water
Completion Date: May 03 2008
Status: Victory

The Clean Oceans Act sets up a mechanism for gambling boats to stop dumping 44 million gallons of pureed, chlorinated waste into the ocean every year. It requires gambling boats to register with DEP, pay berth facilities for waste hauling or use an onboard “closed system” treatment, and report waste releases to DEP. In addition it petitions the federal government to prohibit dumping in federal waters. This campaign was spearheaded by the Sebastian Inlet Chapter with major support from the entire Florida Chapter Network.