Support S.168 The Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (CVIDA)

CVIDA is urgently needed to prevent disruption of maritime commerce and the maritime workforce, which serve such key U.S. industries as energy, agriculture, and manufacturing by transporting raw materials, commodities, and finished consumer products.

S.168, introduced by Sens. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Bob Casey (D-PA), and soon to be introduced in the House by Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD), is bipartisan legislation to help the U.S. maritime industry avoid a nightmare of conflicting federal and state regulations, as well as to head off a potentially expensive mandate on America’s ports. READ MORE (PDF)