Cruise industry officials told Gov. Tony Knowles today that they'll continue to underwrite the state's program for monitoring and inspecting their ships.
Cruise industry officials have committed to paying for ongoing monitoring and inspection of their ships and say they'll abide by the terms of pending federal legislation, whether or not it passes this year.
Tourism played a major role in city elections, business negotiations and neighborhood conversations during the year 2000 in Juneau.
The Alaska Cruise Ship Initiative, set up by state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Michele Brown on Dec. 3, 1999, has been called a groundbreaking collaboration among industry, regulators and citizen activists.
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