Alaska House Passes Cruise Ship Pollution Bill

Juneau, Alaska — Alaska's state legislature is one step away from enacting the nation's strictest cruise ship pollution laws. Tuesday night, the state's House passed a measure that covers air, water and solid waste pollution. If enacted, the law would give the state authority to set and enforce standards for industry discharges, as well as the authority to monitor discharges independently. The law also would require cruise ships to register with the state and sign a document promising to comply with state standards.