Documents Show Exxon Lied in Aftermath of Tar Sands Pipeline Rupture
The cove of Lake Conway which Exxon claimed was “oil-free”. (Photo: Greenpeace) Internal ExxonMobil documents obtained through an Freedom of Information Act request by Greenpeace shows that the oil giant misled the public about the degree to which the spill of more than 200,000 galllons of tar sands oil in Arkansas had contaminated local waterways.
NSA Data Center the Focus of Tax Controversy
Nerval's Lobster writes "Location is everything when choosing the site of a data center. Firms such as Microsoft and Google and Facebook spend a lot of time looking into the costs of land, power, regulation and taxes before placing their respective data centers in a particular place. Sometimes, that local tax bill comes into play in a big way. Just ask the National Security Agency which learned it faces a multimillion-dollar annual state tax on the power consumed by its new data center in Camp Williams, south of Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune obtained a series of email exchanges between the feds and the state, with the NSA protesting a $2.4 million tax on its annual power expenditure, pegged at about $40 million. Harvey Davis, director of installations and logistics for the NSA, sent a letter (subsequently quoted by the newspaper) to state officials that made the logistics argument: 'Long-term stability in the utility rates was a major factor in Utah being selected as our site for ...
Nigerian forces launch ground and air attacks on Boko Haram camps
Reports say that the Nigerian military has launched attacks on Boko Haram training camps in the far northeastern region of the Lake Chad basin in Borno State. Nigerian authorities say about 30 militants have been killed in air raids by air force jets.
Elijah Harper, who stopped Meech Lake Accord, dead at 64
Elijah Harper, a native leader, who became famous because of his rejection of the Meech Lake Accord in the Manitoba legislature died as a result of cardiac failure due to complications of diabetes. Elijah Harper was 64 years old.
Director James Cameron to broadcast 3D 'Swan Lake' live from Russia
LONDON (Reuters) - "Avatar" director James Cameron and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev will beam the world's first live 3D ballet broadcast to 50 countries from Russia's Mariinsky theatre in June.
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