ballast water

Lake Superior photo
Pixabay

Governor Rick Snyder will not lower the state’s standards for dumping ballast water in the Great Lakes. He vetoed a bill with the changes today.  

Capitol Correspondant Cheyna Roth reports the governor vetoed the bill because he’s concerned about invasive species.  


Wikimedia Commons

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has vetoed legislation that would have replaced the state's ballast water discharge requirements for oceangoing vessels with federal regulations.

a picture of a freighter in the Sault St. Marie Locks
G.L. Kohuth

The Republican-controlled Legislature finished voting Thursday to weaken a law that keeps oceangoing cargo ships from releasing untreated ballast water in Michigan waters, despite a possible veto from Gov. Rick Snyder.