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Mass. Closes Oyster Beds in Four Towns Following Illness Outbreak

"BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) have closed 40 oyster beds in Plymouth Harbor, Kingston Bay, Duxbury Bay, Bluefish River and Back River in the towns of Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury and Marshfield."

Source: Quincy Patriot Ledger, 09/02/2013

"Appeals Court Blocks Attempt by Vermont to Close a Nuclear Plant"

"WASHINGTON -- States cannot shut down nuclear plants over safety worries, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled on Wednesday, upholding a lower court’s decision that allowed the Vermont Yankee plant to keep running despite a seven-year effort by the Vermont Legislature to close it."

Source: NY Times, 08/16/2013

Long Island’s LNG Port Proposal’s Critics Fear Fracking Exports

"The U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime Administration will have to decide whether to grant the LNG deepwater import facility license application by Liberty Natural Gas, a five-year-old company trying again after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed their previously proposed LNG port that would have been closer to the Jersey Shore. This time, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also has a say."

Source: Long Island Press, 08/01/2013

Maine Oil Spill Cleanup Fund Tanks, Leaving State Vulnerable: Experts

"AUGUSTA, Maine -- A steep decline in revenues from pipeline tariffs and a loophole that allowed companies shipping crude by rail to avoid payment have slashed Maine's oil-spill fund to levels experts say could hurt its ability to respond to an accident."

Source: Reuters, 07/12/2013

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