SOLONS REJECT TANKER ACCORD; BOYCOTT GROWS

House and Senate conferees working on comprehensive oil spill liability legislation have agreed not to have the U.S. participate in international tanker accords. That settled one of the major disagreements that has held up the legislation for months, but it reinforced tanker owners' resolve not to be exposed to unlimited liability for spill cleanup costs. As a result, the tanker boycott of U.S. ports is picking up steam.

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