Baykeeper Urges Tighter Rules on Ship Pollution
Baykeeper recently advocated for stronger protections on harmful pollution from large ships. Pollution from hull coatings, underwater hull cleaning, wastewater and ballast water from vessels over 79 feet needs to be tightly regulated, Baykeeper told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
And a recent proposal for implementing the state Marine Invasive Species Act would encourage large ships to clean hitchhiking invasive species off their underwater surfaces while sitting in California waters. We told state regulators that the cleaning needs to happen out-of-water whenever possible, and use nontoxic anti-fouling systems.
Read more about Baykeeper's work to protect the Bay from big ship pollution and invasive species.