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Alaska pipeline shut down after leak discovered

The Trans Alaska Pipeline shut down on Saturday after a leak was discovered at the intake pump station at Prudhoe Bay, constricting supply in one of the United States’ key oil arteries. Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., the operator of the 800-mile (1,280 kilometre) line which runs from the Prudhoe Bay…

US may charge Assange with conspiring to leak cables: report

Greenwald: US’s treatment of WikiLeaks’ alleged source borders on torture The Justice Department is looking at contact between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the alleged source of the leaked State Department cables, PFC Bradley Manning, in order to build a criminal conspiracy case against Assange, a news report says. Prosecutors…

Clinton calls leaked documents attack on world

Clinton says leaked documents an attack on America, international community Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the leak of hundreds of thousands of secret diplomatic documents is an attack not only on the United States but also the international community. In her first public comments since the weekend release…

Pentagon braces for huge WikiLeaks dump on Iraq war

The Pentagon said on Sunday it had a 120-member team prepared to review a massive leak of as many as 500,000 Iraq war documents, which are expected to be released by the WikiLeaks website sometime this month. Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan told Reuters the timing of the leak remained…

BP begins final countdown to ‘static kill’; well could be sealed by Wednesday

BP prepared Tuesday to plug the worst oil leak in history, although the Gulf of Mexico region will be counting the environmental and economic costs for years, perhaps decades, to come. Already delayed by a week due to Tropical Storm Bonnie, the long-awaited “static kill” was put off again at…

Barge crashes into oil well in Gulf of Mexico, new oil leak reported

UPDATE: Oil gusher near Mud Lake; Coast Guard dispatches survey chopper NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — The US Coast Guard dispatched emergency teams Tuesday after a boat crashed into an oil well off the coast of New Orleans, reportedly sending crude spewing some 20 feet into the air. The wellhead, located…

US documents leaked online give inside look at war

Update: Daniel Ellsberg says first leak in forty years “of the scale of the Pentagon Papers” The US government’s most notorious — but also decorated — whistleblower believes that the Wikileaks war logs drop is the biggest leak to emerge in over forty years. Daniel Ellsberg, a former military analyst…

BP says testing process on cap should begin ‘soon’

BP says it hopes to restart the testing process on the cap it’s put on top of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill now that a leak in the machinery has been fixed. Kent Wells, a senior vice president in the company, said at a Thursday morning news briefing that…

Gulf oil to keep flowing while cap is analyzed

he plan to start choking off oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico was suddenly halted as government officials and BP said further analysis must be done Wednesday before critical tests could proceed. No explanation was given for the decision, and no date was set for when testing would begin…

Bill Clinton: ‘We may have to blow up the well’

Little noticed comments from former President Bill Clinton over the weekend which he made in South Africa are perhaps — well — a bit explosive. “Unless we send the Navy down deep to blow up the well and cover the leak with piles and piles and piles of rock and…

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