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Old 08-25-2010, 11:18 AM   #1
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Ballast rules absent for no good reason
August 10, 2010

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Washington's failure to develop a national standard for the treatment of ballast water isn't just frustrating, it borders on criminal neglect.
Many of the 185 invasive species in the Great Lakes arrived via the cargo holds of ships sailing the St. Lawrence Seaway. These invaders have done lasting damage to the ecosystem, and the risk of future catastrophe is incalculable.
Sadly -- unbelievably -- Congress has yet to craft a strong national standard for treating ballast water.
The tendency of man's nature to good is like the tendency of water to flow downwards.
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