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A victory for the public interest and the Great Lakes

According to a Detroit Free Press article:

A federal court judge dismissed a lawsuit by nine shipping companies and associations that had hoped to overturn a Michigan law requiring oceangoing ships to sanitize their ballast water to prevent the introduction of invasive species.

Great news for the Great Lakes and the people who depend on them. Ohio is considering a similar law, and this ruling should make it a no-brainer. Now if we could just do something about BP dumping more waste in Lake Michigan...

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