Clean Boating Act
Recreational boaters can breathe a sigh of relief.
Two bills, one of which President Bush already has signed, will exempt them from having to obtain environmental permits usually required for large commercial and ocean-going ships. Congress passed the bills last week.
In 2005, a U.S. District Court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to create a new permitting system by September 2008 that would regulate pollutant discharges for all vessels.
It would have required all ...
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