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...November to back his state legislation. The new bill, sponsored by the House Finance Committee, would be the first cruise ship law passed by any state. Even so, it angered Rep. Beth Kerttula, a Juneau Democrat, Environmental Conservation Commissioner...
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...who co-chairs the House Finance Committee. Mulder, whose committee bill is now the "vehicle" for the proposed cruise ship law, prevailed in his attempt to stop the governor's push for issuing revocable permits. Instead, companies will...
My turn: Alaskans aren't gullible

...employed to assist cruise passengers, using "head tax" revenue. In addition to the tax levy on passengers, the new cruise ship laws require cruise corporations to pay apportioned income tax on their Alaska operations, just like other corporations...
Businesses fight cruise ship law

Alaska tour operators on Tuesday blasted part of a cruise ship initiative passed by voters last year, saying it threatens to diminish competition by forcing prices to be revealed on tours sold to passengers.
Alaska Digest pay for most of it. House OKs bill to cut back cruise ship law ANCHORAGE - A House panel on Tuesday approved a bill that would weaken a voter-approved cruise ship law intended to make sure the vessels follow state and...
Report says cruise ship pollution down

...pose a risk to human health in areas where aquatic life is harvested for human consumption," the report said. The cruise ship law passed in 2001 requires smaller ships carrying fewer than 250 passenger to come into compliance with wastewater standards...
Pollution standards on cruise industry may be a little tight

...the water pollution part of the cruise ship law: "at the point of discharge...and ammonia. Mixing zones The cruise ship law required vessels to meet Alaska...changes As for the rest of the cruise ship law, it should stand. Lawmakers...
My turn: To mix or not to mix, that is the question boldly striving to reach the fundamental goal of the Clean Water Act. Our fish are rooting for the home team. Gershon Cohen has a Doctorate of Environmental Policy and was co-sponsor of the Alaska Cruise Ship Law. He resides in Haines.


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