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December 03, 2009

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New Ballast Rules Begin to Close Front Door to Aquatic Invaders

http://www.glu.org/en/press/new-ballast-rules-begin-close-front-door-aquatic-invaders

After years of reliance on ballast water exchange by the US Coast Guard, legal evasion by the Environmental Protection Agency and futile debate by Congress, a new US Coast Guard rulemaking would make significant strides to ensure ballast water discharges to US waters, including the Great Lakes, no longer introduce aquatic invasive species. The comment period for the US Coast Guard's ballast water rulemaking ends this Friday, 4 December 2009.

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