Tell the United States Congress to pass the Clean Cruise Ship Act.
Last week I wrote about the environmental damage of the cruise industry. Wherever we stand on cruises, hopefully we all agree that they should be as environmentally friendly as possible. Right now, that is far from true. The cruise industry is largely unregulated and that needs to change.
Today Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Clean Cruise Ship Act with 28 congressional co-sponsors. You can help get it passed.
According to Friends of the Earth:
“The Clean Cruise Ship Act will prohibit cruise ship discharges along our fragile coastlines and set higher standards for discharges outside of our coastal areas. Cruise ship discharges can contain bacteria, pathogens, metals, viruses, and a host of other pollutants that are harmful to human health and the environment.”
Friends of the Earth has a petition asking Congress to pass the Clean Cruise Ship Act. If you have ever taken or will take a cruise, or if you simply care about the fate of the marine eco-systems and wildlife affected by cruising, please lend your support to this worthy cause by signing the petition.
This won’t make cruising environmentally friendly but it will hopefully alleviate the worst of the marine pollution.