Support EPA’s designation of the St. Lawrence River as a “No Discharge Zone”.
Even treated sewage from boats, which can contain chemicals harmful to aquatic life and humans, has no place in the St. Lawrence.
The EPA has proposed a ban on the dumping of sewage from boats into the St. Lawrence River, and is accepting comments through April 25th.
Tell the EPA you support the ban and agree that the New York portion of the St. Lawrence River should be designated a “No Discharge Zone”.
Send your comments to: Moses Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org
or the following:
U.S. EPA Region 2, 290 Broadway, 24th Floor,
New York, NY 10007-1866
I support the EPA’s proposed no discharge zone for the New York section of the Upper St. Lawrence River. Sewage has no place in the River.
Sewage from boats should not be dumped in the St. Lawrence River, since it can pose a risk to people’s health, and impair aquatic life and habitats.
The existing pumpout stations on the Upper St. Lawrence River are more than adequate to provide alternatives to dumping sewage from boats.
The full proposal can be viewed here: http://ow.ly/10DwbA
Watertown Daily TImes article covering this proposal can be viewed here: http://ow.ly/103Ldg
photo credit: Coley Baker