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Sign the Petition to

Rep. Beth Kerttula, Democrat-Juneau, Alaska

We urge you to introduce a new bill that matches California's regulations that ban cruise ships and large cargo vessels from releasing sewage into the ocean within three miles of the coast. The bill should have a clear ban on all sewage discharges, treated or not, along Alaska's 6,640 miles of coast and around major islands. A new "no discharge zone" will prevent millions of gallons of vessel sewage from entering the Alaska's delicate coastal waters.

Signed,

Rocky at Causes

This petition closed over 1 year ago

How this will help

Huge floating cities of more than 5,000 people can discharge their sewage (sometimes treated and sometimes not) directly into the beautiful and once pristine waters of Alaska. In February of...

Huge floating cities of more than 5,000 people can discharge their sewage (sometimes treated and sometimes not) directly into the beautiful and once pristine waters of Alaska. In February of 2013, the Alaska Senate passed a bill relaxing state standards for cruise ship wastewater discharge. Unfortunately, the bill strips a requirement approved by voters in 2006 that makes cruise ship wastewater meet state water quality standards at the point of discharge.

Why would we allow the discharge of sewage in a beautiful place? Why would we ruin a once un-touched paradise in favor of profits by large corporate cruise liners? Please sign the petition urging Alaska representatives to protect coastal waters.

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