Alaska House Passes Cruise Ship Pollution Bill

Juneau, Alaska — Alaska's legislature is one step away from enacting the nation's strictest cruise ship pollution law. On Tuesday night, the state's House passed a bill that would give the state authority to set and enforce cruise ship discharge standards. If enacted, the law would cover air, water and solid waste pollution, and would require cruise ships to register with the state and sign a document promising to comply with state standards.