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Ballast Water

Industry, environmental groups spar on ballast water rules

The Great Lakes shipping industry says it is pleased with a New York state environmental agency's decision to delay rules requiring vessel operators to meet the "most stringent" ballast water treatment in North America.

February 24, 2012 10:45 am

Volunteers to help shape standards for Lake Michigan pollution

Water quality data collected by Chicago-area volunteers is being used to help Illinois shape the state's water quality guidelines in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

May 16, 2011 12:00 am Related

Advocates reach invasive species deal with EPA

Advocacy groups say they have reached a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a legal dispute over discharges of ship ballast water that could contain invasive species.

March 08, 2011 2:30 pm
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