Cruise Ship Pollution: Background, Laws and Regulations, and Key Issues

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This report describes the several types of waste streams that cruise ships may discharge and emit. It identifies the complex body of international and domestic laws that address pollution from cruise ships. It then describes federal and state legislative activity concerning cruise ships in Alaskan waters and activities in a few other states, as well as current industry initiatives to manage cruise ship pollution.

Creator(s): Copeland, Claudia
Location(s): United States - Alaska
Creation Date: July 1, 2008
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Copeland, Claudia

Specialist in Resource and Environmental Policy Resources, Science, and Industry Division

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
Date(s):
  • Creation: July 1, 2008
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United States - Alaska
Description:

This report describes the several types of waste streams that cruise ships may discharge and emit. It identifies the complex body of international and domestic laws that address pollution from cruise ships. It then describes federal and state legislative activity concerning cruise ships in Alaskan waters and activities in a few other states, as well as current industry initiatives to manage cruise ship pollution.

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30 pages.

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Keyword(s): cruise ships
Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection:
Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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