Cohen was kicked off the science panel after questions were raised about his objectivity â¿¿ concerns he said were bogus. He said he was removed before the committee ever met because the cruise industry didn't want him on the panel.

He said no definition exists for an advanced wastewater treatment system, and he referred to mixing zones as "legalized pollution" zones.

"So much for Alaska fish being the best in the world because of our pristine waters..." he wrote in an email.

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For the text of SB29: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill_text.asp?hsid=SB0029A&session=28 .

The bill is HB80 on the House side.

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