U.S. Senate voting this week on looser rules for Great Lakes ships dumping ballast water

Read the full story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The U.S. Senate is set to vote on a measure this week that conservation groups say could have devastating — and permanent — consequences for the Great Lakes.

The legislation attached to the U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Act calls for giving the Coast Guard the exclusive authority to regulate the shipping industry when it comes to discharging ship-steadying ballast water that can harbor invasive species.

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