Thermocyclops Crassus Fact Sheet
National marine sanctuaries have been and should continue to be developed in a way that does not undermine other lawful beneficial uses of the Great Lakes.
It is the policy of the United States¹ to, among other objectives:
Support sustainable, safe, secure, [...] Continue reading
When promulgating their final rule on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Act (NPDES) in May 1973, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) specifically excluded “a discharge incidental to the normal operations of a vessel” (38 Fed. Reg. at 13,528, [...] Continue reading
The Jones Act (Section 27, Merchant Marine Act, 1920) requires cargo moving between U. S. ports be carried in vessels that are U. S.-crewed, -built and -owned. Although the law dates from 1920, legislation to promote a U.S.-flag fleet was [...] Continue reading
An Executive order signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936 charges the U.S. Coast Guard with breaking ice on U. [...] Continue reading
The Water Resources Development Act of 2007 directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, at full Federal expense. The “Soo Locks” connect Lake Superior to the lower Great Lakes [...] Continue reading
Years of inadequate funding for dredging have left an estimated 17 million cubic [...] Continue reading
CLEVELAND – The Jones Act’s requirement that cargo moving between U.S. ports be carried in vessels that are U.S.-owned, U.S.-built and U.S.-crewed is the Great Lakes region’s “best line of maritime homeland security defense” James H.I. Weakley, President of Lake [...] Continue reading
Recently, several articles, editorials and letters have perpetuated exaggerations and inaccuracies about the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA). We believe the public deserves the rest of the story.
VIDA consolidates vessel ballast water regulatory authority under the U.S. Coast Guard [...] Continue reading
Statement on Ballast Water Provisions in National Defense Authorization Act Passed by U.S. House of RepresentativesMay 24th, 2016
American Great Lakes Ports Association / Great Lakes Maritime Task Force / Lake Carriers’ Association
May 20, 2016 – The Great Lakes shipping community is praising inclusion of the provisions of the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) in the National Defense [...] Continue reading