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Court Ruling Ends Unpermitted Ballast Water Discharge

Court Ruling Ends Unpermitted Ballast Water Discharge

SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 29, 2008 (ENS) – Three environmental groups and six states have won a court ruling that requires oceangoing freighters to get a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before they can discharge polluted ballast water in U.S. waters. The decision will affect all U.S. coastal waters, including those of the…