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E-M:/ Bush administration says EPA won't regulate ships' ballast water



It was never a secret that the GW Bush administration could be bought off by the maritime industry campaign money.

Bush administration says EPA won't regulate ships' ballast water

SAN JOSE, Calif. - (KRT) - Skirting what some scientists say is the most significant water quality threat to San Francisco Bay and other ports - invasive species - the Bush administration on Tuesday announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not regulate ballast water discharges from ships.
A coalition of 15 environmental and fishing groups had asked the EPA to declare that ballast water was a pollutant that could be regulated under the federal Clean Water Act.

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