Shipping Groups Sue Mich. Over New Law
Posted 22 March 2007 @ 03:48 pm EST
A coalition of shipping companies and industry groups from the United States, Canada and Barbados representing ocean freighters that transport cargo on the Great Lakes has sued Michigan, claiming its new ballast-water law is unconstitutional.
The law, which took effect Jan. 1, is among the first of its type in the
nation. It is aimed at stopping the further introduction of invasive species
into the lakes through the discharge of ocean water used as ballast.