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Congress starts to flush out cruise ship operators with The Clean Cruise Ship Act

October 23 2009 | Policy, Jim's Blog,
by Jim

Most people that take cruise ships have no idea what happens to their sewage and other waste. If cruise ships are three miles out, they can dump it.

Yes. Cruise ships, which are increasingly the size of small cities, are using our oceans as their sewers.

First time I heard about this... I was beside myself. But years later, even after some of our best activist work, coming out of the state of Florida, it's still going on.

Which is why we're stoked that Senator Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Representative Sam Farr (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to put an end to this... crap.

Here's more information about the problem and the proposed solution.

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