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Republicans slammed for ‘assault’ on environment

WASHINGTON — A leading voice in America’s environmental movement slammed Republicans for their “assault” on the country’s public lands and water. Bruce Babbitt, who served as interior secretary from 1993 to 2001 under then president Bill Clinton, on Wednesday also chastised President Barack Obama for failing to “take up the…

After blocking CBS crew, Coast Guard denies ‘BP rules’

As BP withholds information on impact of massive oil spill, Coast Guard says that ‘embedded’ media have been allowed to cover response effort As oil from the massive BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico approached the US coastline, a CBS News crew was threatened by the US Coast Guard…