Oil spill forces Greek authorities to close Athens beaches
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Oil spill forces Greek authorities to close Athens beaches

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek health authorities have banned swimming along a long line of popular Athens beaches following extensive sea pollution from the sinking of a small oil tanker five days ago. The ban covers much of a 20-kilometer (13-mile) stretch from Greece’s main port of Piraeus to Glyfada, further south, as well as … Continue reading

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Feds: EPA fails to protect water from oilfield contamination
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Feds: EPA fails to protect water from oilfield contamination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing in its mandate to protect underground drinking water reserves from oilfield contamination, according to a federal review singling out lax EPA oversight in California, where the state routinely allowed oil companies to dump wastewater into some drinking water aquifers. The U.S. Government Accountability Office … Continue reading

Trains carrying volatile crude oil
Business

Trains carrying volatile crude oil

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two environmental groups say they plan to sue over a Yorktown terminal that accepts trains carrying volatile crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shale region. Media outlets report that the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club’s Virginia chapter said Thursday they have given a 60-day notice of their plans … Continue reading

Nike surged 7 percent
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Nike surged 7 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening solidly higher after a three-day slump. Nike surged 7 percent early Friday, the most in the Standard & Poor’s 500, after its results easily beat analysts’ estimates. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 174 points, or 1.1 percent, to 16,376 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Friday. … Continue reading