Unfortunately, the Murkowski administration has aided and abetted the industry by making it nearly impossible for C-SAW
to get the CSBI on the ballot.
, with the help of Bluewater Network, is spearheading the passage of an initiative in Alaska to address many of these issues.
Take action: C-SAW
's "The Mixing Zone Manual--How to Stop the Dilution Solution," is downloadable from the C-SAW
and Clean Water Network websites.
staff recently traveled to Puerto Rico to meet with members of Centro de Accion Ambiental (Environmental Action Center) and help fight a mixing zone for a municipal sewage treatment plant in the coastal town of Barceloneta that launders nearly 4 million pounds of toxic organic solvents and other pharmaceutical manufacturing wastes every year.
In response to strong criticism from C-SAW
and other NGO's, the EPA, the Department of Justice, and the Governor's office, Murkowksi agreed to rewrite the bill.
The Campaign to Safeguard America's Waters (C-SAW
) started getting calls on May 29, when residents of Haines, Alaska, spotted a mass of white foam drifting ashore from the direction of the Celebrity Cruise Line ship Galaxy.
"They're regulated under antiquated Coast Guard rules," C-SAW
's Gershon Cohen told the Alaska Daily News.
Campaign to Safeguard America's Waters (C-SAW
) Gershon Cohen,* John Stonich.