NWEA Settles Ballast Water Lawsuit with EPA to Control Invasive Species

It’s been a long 12 years but NWEA just settled our third — yes third — ballast water lawsuit against EPA.  The settlement calls for EPA to follow the requirements of the Clean Water Act when it issues its next permit to ships that discharge all manner of toxic and oily pollution along with ballast water containing invasive species.  The current permit was issued in 2008 as a result of NWEA’s successful lawsuit against EPA over its rule that exempted ships from requiring permits to discharge…Read More