Cruise ships are three times as polluting as airplanes, spew carcinogenic and other toxic particles from their smokestacks, and pump sewage and fuel oil contaminants into the ocean. Yet the Port of Seattle is largely dependent upon the cruise ship industry and is now planning a new cruise ship terminal in Pioneer Square. Seattle already has two terminals; a third would mean more air, water and climate pollution, threatening public health and harming the marine environment.
On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Elizabeth Burton with Seattle Cruise Control, and Seattle climate chemist Heather Price about why so many people in the Puget Sound area oppose Port of Seattle’s proposed Terminal 46 cruise ship terminal.
Seattle Cruise Control is a growing coalition of people who oppose the Port of Seattle’s proposed Terminal 46 cruise ship terminal due to the negative impacts cruise travel has on the environment and its marine wildlife, public health, and the local economy, as well as the environmental and economic effects that cruise travel has on coastal communities from Seattle to Alaska.