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EPA Examines Port Air Pollution Options

By Peter R. Knight, Esq. and Tavo True-Alcal? 2016-10-17 17:53:59

As part of its initiative to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases at U.S. ports, the EPA recently released a report that assesses strategies for pollution control and sustainable growth. The National Port Strategy Assessment: Reducing Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases at U.S. Ports evaluates existing and future technology and practices that could be voluntarily adopted by ports of all sizes and types to reduce their emissions. Approximately 39 million residents living near ports and marine terminals stand to...

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Regulatory Complexity and Ballast Water Management

By Peter R. Knight, Esq. and Tavo True-Alcal? 2016-09-19 14:20:28

On September 8, Finland became the fifty-second country to sign on to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, pushing the Convention over the 35 percent threshold required for ratification and starting the yearlong countdown on its entry into force on September 8, 2017. The approaching deadline heightens concerns among the international shipping community over the uncertain state of ballast water management in the U.S.

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