A federal appeals court has upheld to regulate ballast water dumping into lakes

Posted on July 25, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

From David Dempsey  A federal appeals court has upheld the authority of the Clean Water Act and U.S. EPA to regulate ballast water dumping into lakes. Meanwhile, two competing bills in Congress would mandate either EPA or the Coast Guard to take action on the problem. The bills have divided conservationists, some of whom doubt the Coast Guard can ever be expected to take strong action against the powerful shipping and port lobby.

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