Shipping Industry Loses Legal Challenge to Ballast Water Discharge Permit

A federal appellate court in Washington, D.C. has rejected a legal challenge by the shipping industry to the permit issued by the Environmental Protection Agency for ships to discharge ballast water containing invasive species.  The permit, while issued by EPA, also contained conditions attached by state agencies under a provision in the Clean Water Act.  The shipping industry opposed these state conditions primarily because some – such as those of California, New York, and Michigan […]

Continue readingMore Tag