GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL ROUNDUP: Great Lakes mayors want more help from the federal government to prevent oil spills
Great Lakes mayors want the national governments of the U-S and Canada to do more to prevent oil spills. Racine Mayor John Dickert says the federal response to serious environmental mishaps has been insufficient in both countries. Dickert heads the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Cities' Initiative, which passed a resolution yesterday for more federal action. That would include stricter regulations on the shipping of oil by trains and pipelines.