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Latest Ballast water regulation in the United States Stories

2009-07-08 17:08:26

U.S. senators from Michigan and other states are urging the Senate to consider tougher federal regulations on invasive species such as the zebra mussel. Sen.

2008-07-26 00:00:23

MILWAUKEE _ A coalition of conservation groups has found what it considers a yawning hole in a bill that would require overseas freighters to install ballast treatment systems to protect the Great Lakes and other waterways from invasive species.

2008-07-24 03:00:00

By Dan Egan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 24--The fight to keep invasive species out of the Great Lakes picked up some steam Wednesday. The U.S.

2008-07-23 18:00:30

The Environmental Law Clinic at Stanford Law School today announced that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of environmental organizations seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate ship discharges under the Clean Water Act.

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By Kevin Wadlow, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jul. 23--Recreational boaters can continue to wash down their decks without violating federal law: Pending rules on water discharges will not affect recreational boats, says U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).


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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.