for Cruise Research
centre for research and for
Mintz, Monica. "National Parks and
Conservation Association v. Babbitt: Titanic Mess, Restricting Cruise
Order to Protect Glacier Bay," Villanova Environmental Law Journal,
2003, 14:2, 325-247
The National Parks and Conservation Association (NPCA)
suit against NPS in 2001, charging that the agency failed to follow
pursuant to NEPA when it increased the amount of cruise ship traffic to
Bay, AK. The NPCA emphasized that preservation of the diverse
environment of Glacier
outweighed any economic benefit from tourism.
The Ninth Circuit ruled to restrict the number of cruise ships that can
bay. The cruise ship industry must now wait for completion of an
impact statement and hope that no major impact is documented before
larger number of ships to the bay.