Greek oil spill effort stalled by cleanup vessel arrests
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Greek oil spill effort stalled by cleanup vessel arrests

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Athens have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges, further complicating efforts to contain the oil that has polluted the Greek capital’s coastline. The Merchant Marine Ministry said Wednesday that the two were arrested on smuggling charges … Continue reading

Senate voted to scrap new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands
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Senate voted to scrap new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite White House objections, the Senate voted for a resolution Wednesday to scrap new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from development and pollution. Senators voted 53-44 in favor of a “resolution of disapproval,” a measure that would void the regulations if also passed by the House and signed … Continue reading