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Article April 24, 2013

Friday Finds: Seafood S.O.S.

Seafood lovers hooked on $1 oyster nights may soon have to find a new source of comfort for the work week blues. Thanks to an increase of carbon in both the atmosphere and our water bodies (which absorb about a third of all carbon emissions), carbon munching critters like crabs, lobsters and shrimp are getting…

Press Release August 24, 2012

Court Orders Alaska to Fix Cruise Ship Wastewater Discharge

Best treatment technology not being broadly applied

Article April 6, 2012

Friday Finds: Maple Syrup Mayhem

Climate change ruins breakfast for everyone This year’s early arrival of spring is devastating maple production, which generate the most sap when freezing nights follow cool days, reports the Washington Post. Typically a month-long season, maple syrup producers who rely on traditional taps and buckets saw their maple season cut dramatically this year, which means…

Article July 6, 2011

Going Overboard: Q&A with ship pollution activist Gershon Cohen

Earthjustice successfully defended an Alaskan ballot initiative which called for cruise ships to stop discharging waste into Alaska's pristine waters.

document June 9, 2011

Cruise Ship Wastewater Decision

Press Release: Victory June 9, 2011

Alaska Court Finds Fault With Cruise Ship Wastewater Permit

Disposal of polluted wastewater in state waters at issue

Cruise ship at Alaska's Tracy Arm Fjord. The ships dump wastewater into Alaskan coastal waters and leave partially-treated sewage, heavy metals and chemical pollutants in their wakes.
case August 26, 2010

Challenging Alaska’s Cruise Ship Pollution

Earthjustice is representing the Campaign to Safeguard America’s Waters, a project of Earth Island Institute and Friends of the Earth in challenging the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s decision to grant the permit that authorizes cruise ships to continue dumping pollutants without meeting the standards required by law. Every summer about one million visitors come…

Press Release August 23, 2010

Alaska Cruise Ship Wastewater Pollution Permit Challenged

Most ships using older, dirtier water treatment systems