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Alaska issues air quality violations to 8 cruise ships

Alaska — Alaska environmental managers have issued notices to eight cruise ships for violating air quality standards during the summer cruise season. The state Department of Environmental Conservation ... read more

Cruise ship pollution in the spotlight after vessels busted in Alaska come to NZ

Royal Caribbean said it was not aware of any complaints, but three of its four ships cruising here this summer had scrubbers fitted and would operate them in the fiords. The cruise company said it was ... read more

Two cruise ships blamed for emissions violations

Past enforcement cases have cost cruise lines $27,500 per violation. The Department of Law also could suspend penalties contingent on future good behavior, or waive them entirely. The state's air qual... read more

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Regulators Watch for Illegal Pollution as Cruise Traffic Surges in Alaska

Last year, the state did not issue any violation notices to cruise ship companies for air pollution. That was an improvement from 2014, when cruise ships violated state rules 31 times. Guy Archibald o... read more


Alaska pollution regulators gear up for cruise ship season

Last year, the state did not issue any violation notices to cruise ship companies for air pollution. That was an improvement from 2014, when cruise ships violated state rules 31 times. Guy Archibald o... read more

Group grades cruise pollution

Friends of the Earth graded the cruise lines on three categories: sewage treatment, air pollution reduction and water quality ... on all its ships, Keever said. In 2008, 12 of the 20 ships allowed to ... read more

Cruise Ships Dodge US Rules by Dumping off Canada

It's like tar," said Elizabeth Gilpin, an air resources associate for the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. States, including Washington and Alaska, are making efforts to increase oversight of cruise ship... read more

Cruise ship air emissions drop; wastewater discharges mixed

Alaska ... violation. Cruise ships had 11 opacity violations in 2001, according to the report. Opacity, mostly an aesthetic standard, is a measure of how much of the visible background is obscured by ... read more

Campaign to Safeguard America’s Waters

While mega-cruise ships may conjure up images of romance and five-star service, they also pollute our water and air ... in Alaska (RCA), will establish permits on all discharges and require that every ... read more

States struggle to curb pollution by cruise ships

A 2005 study done by WashPIRG, a Washington state public interest advocacy group, estimates a 3,000-passenger ship generates the air pollution ... Washington and Alaska require participating cruise sh... read more



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