Jaxport and Cruise Lines Fail to Adhere to Environmental Laws
Once again Jaxport along with Carnival cruise lines failed to adhere to Environmental laws in the State, while at the same time releasing false misleading statements on its own website Jaxport and the cruise industry rely upon a report filed back in 2000 when the Memorandum of Understanding was signed .
Here are some of the Major Findings...
1. The cruise industry has a history of environmental offenses that undermine the ability to trust its word.
2. The cruise industry has a pattern of making promises, but when a cruise line breaks a
promise its executives argue that they didn’t violate the law, they only broke their word
3.The pollutants produced by cruise ships are of sufficient quantity and concern that
regulations based in law are the only means for dealing effectively with cruise industry
States need to place a high priority on creating laws and regulations that apply to the
cruise industry and which will protect a state’s coastal waters and environment.
Florida currently has no regulations or MOU governing the ship emissions in the entire state and Jaxport and the Cruise ship is very much aware of this and continue to violate the clean air act without regard to human health. Once even cited by the City of jacksonville for violations Jaxport continues to let more violations to occur. No where on Jaxport website does it claim to comply with Air polution statndards, Jaxport fails to mention the list of violations after 2000 some as recent as this year.the list goes on Violation of MOU. October 2003, Carnival Cruise Line ... But the company did not admit to violating its probation. Falsifying records. August 2003 ... any mention by Jaxport on their own website none that I can see in fact I would challenge Jaxport here on Now Public to deny any of these allegations. The Public would like a direct answer and not some window dressing to cover up the pollution created by these ships. Its time to clean up the Air at our port.