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Cruise lines get an F for refusing to share environmental data
Cruise lines get an F for refusing to share environmental data

The cruise industry has received mixed marks over the years for its environmental practices. But this year, every cruise line got a failing grade for transparency from an environmental group. Friends of the Earth, which produces an annual environmental report card for the cruising industry, said the entire industry stopped cooperating with the group, refusing to provide information on pollution-reduction technologies. "By working to stifle the Cruise Ship Report Card, the industry attempted to shield itself from continued scrutiny of its environmental practices," said Marcie Keever, oceans and vessels program director for the group. In the past, Keever said, the grades have...

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