Cruise line advocates say they are treated unfairly by the 2006 citizen initiative that requires them to meet Alaska Water Quality Standards at the point of discharge. “All of the communities get mixing zones,” they say. “Even the fish processing plants get mixing zones; it’s not fair we’re treated differently.”
Fairness is a concept we can all understand. Many a child has whined “but that’s not fair” when restricted from something someone else gets or that they haven’t earned, but want and feel entitled to (or hope that enough whining will wear the parent to acquiesce).