"Ban on Sewage Dumping Along California Coast To Get Federal Teeth"

"Cruise ships and large commercial ships will be banned from dumping any kind of sewage -- even highly filtered wastewater -- along California's coast out to three miles from shore, under new rules from the Obama administration.

The rules, which are scheduled to be announced Wednesday at a news conference in San Francisco, give California among the strictest laws in the nation limiting pollution from large ships."

Paul Rogers reports for the San Jose Mercury News August 24, 2010.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010