>Coast Guard Won’t Challenge Massachusett’s Oil Spill Law

>The Coast Guard has dropped — at least for now — a planned court challenge to the state law designed to protect Buzzards Bay from wayward oil barges. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wrote this week to Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., saying, “Although the USCG (Coast Guard) has concerns about the new legislation, we do not have any present intention to initiate a legal challenge.” Full story.