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Senate rejects bill stripping protections against zebra mussels, other Great Lakes invaders

A proposal to weaken protections against aquatic invaders in the Great Lakes, and across the country, failed in a procedural vote in the Senate Wednesday as most Great Lakes senators stood firm against allowing the bill to even be considered, despite pressure from shipping industry interests that argued for the repeal of regulations it sees as burdensome.  Read the full story by The Buffalo News.