Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Twp; audio on ship ballast water discharge legislation

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Rep. Glenn talks about HB 5095, a bill he is co-sponsoring, that would employ U.S. Coast Guard regulations as the standard for vessels releasing ballast water in Michigan’s Great Lakes waters.  Michigan’s current ballast water regulations, according to Rep. Glenn, put the state at a competitive disadvantage with neighboring states and Ontario, all of whom rely on less-stringent standards, and which he says harm Michigan farmers and companies in international trade.