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...environmental protection requirements for commercial vessels carrying more than 50 passengers but fewer than 250. The U.S. Cruise Ship Association sought those amendments, one of the reasons that Senate Transportation Chairman John Cowdery, an Anchorage...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...proposed cruise ship bills to date have provided for those constraints in one way or another. In fact, the U.S. Cruise Ship Association's Randy Ray told Sen. Cowdery's committee his organization fully supports HB 260, together with some...
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After condemning Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles for "political grandstanding," Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee this morning reluctantly agreed to a bill regulating cruise ship pollution and imposing a small passenger fee on the industry.
Cruise ship bill gets green light

...Advertiser called upon Hawaiian lawmakers to pass a bill similar to HB 260. Randy Ray, representing the U.S. Cruise Ship Association, said he is aware of half a dozen states or Canadian provinces that are closely studying the legislation...
Legislature passes cruise ship bill

The Alaska Legislature has passed a landmark bill establishing state oversight of cruise ship pollution.
New ship regs in the works

...percent of the foreign-flagged commercial vessels coming into U.S. ports. But Randy Ray, president of the U.S. Cruise Ship Association, said the percentage of vessels isn't the issue. Rather, it's the number of people on-board contributing...
Action needed to protect coastal waters

Four and a half million gallons of pollution - human waste and wastewater from kitchens, sinks and laundry. That's enough to fill the Juneau Augustus Brown swimming pool 22 times. And that's what will be dumped unregulated into Alaska's coastal waters EACH DAY the Alaska Legislature delays action on a cruise ship pollution bill.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

The House of Representatives passed the bill 29-5 at about 10:35 a.m. Saturday, and the Senate followed with a 13-6 vote about seven minutes later, sending it to Gov. Tony Knowles for his signature.
Local Briefs

...Wade Gilpin of the U.S. Coast Guard; Paul Johnsen of the Alaska Marine Highway System; Randy Ray of the U.S. Cruise Ship Association; Robert Reges of the Juneau citizens group Cruise Control; Joe Williams of the Saxman Tribal Council; and...


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