CSPA Joins Broad National Coalition to Oppose Federal Legislation to Reduce Protection Against Invasive Species

CSPA has joined with more than seventy-five other organizations from around the nation to oppose the Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act that would expose our nation’s water to the spread of invasive aquatic species discharged by foreign shipping vessels. The Bill would transfer regulatory authority from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Coast Guard; eliminate the Clean Water Act’s protection of water quality necessary to protect public health, native species and the use of water for municipal and industrial purposes; and remove the Clean Water Act’s function of driving the development of improvements in treatment technology. It would also limit technical innovations by only requiring the Coast Guard to conduct reviews of the ballast water standard in 2022 and every 10 years thereafter.

Senate Letter  House Letter

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