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.

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Copeland, Claudia July 1, 2008.

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  • Copeland, Claudia Specialist in Resource and Environmental Policy Resources, Science, and Industry Division

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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.

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30 pages.

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  • July 1, 2008

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Copeland, Claudia. Cruise Ship Pollution: Background, Laws and Regulations, and Key Issues, report, July 1, 2008; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87283/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.