President Bush last night signed into law The Clean Boating Act of 2008, protecting more than 17 million recreational boats throughout the U.S. from unprecedented federal regulations. The signing took place on Air Force One as the President was en route from Ohio to Washington, D.C. Both houses of Congress passed the Clean Boating Act…more
The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the U.S. government that coordinates programs that aim to reduce pollution and protect the environment.
Nominations are being accepted for the second annual BoatU.S. Recreational Boating Access Award. The award recognizes those who have succeeded in preserving or improving public waterway access. Waterfront development, regulatory red tape, poor planning and restrictive covenants are just some of the factors contributing to the decline of waterway access for recreational boats, according to…more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Mercury Marine on clean-air violations at the company’s secondary aluminum production plant in Fond du Lac, Wis. The agreement, which includes a $25,000 penalty, resolves EPA concerns that the engine maker violated a May 2005 consent order, requiring it to operate its equipment in compliance…more
The deadline is approaching for nominations for BoatU.S. Foundation’s Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes a group, organization, company, marina or individual who has made a significant contribution toward advancing clean boating and educating boaters on minimizing their environmental impact. The deadline for nominations is June 30. The award includes $1,000 for the continued support of…more
Businesses are split on whether it’s easier to meet EPA regulations with an in-house guru or an outside environmental consultant A few years ago, Jim Hardin added federal environmental regulations to his job description. “There’s a lot of paperwork involved,” said the compliance manager in charge of health and safety for Grady-White, but “if you have…more