News for 2010-09-02

Thursday, September 2, 2010
Big Oil Rallies to Save Big Oil
The organizer of the Rally for Jobs events, The American Petroleum Institute (API), with help from other industry groups including the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association and the International Association of Drilling Contractors.
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German Military Report: Peak Oil Could Lead to Collapse of Democracy
Peak oil has happened or will happen some time around this year, and its consequences could threaten the continued survival of democratic governments, says a secret Germany military report that was leaked online. According to Der Spiegel , the report from a think-tank inside the German military...
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Peace Charade 2010
Here's what's going on behind the scenes in the "peace negotiations" between Israeli and Palestinian officials, announced by Secretary Clinton for September 1st, 2010. See the full transcript (or just script) and photos here.
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Feds Sue Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio, Call His Defiance 'Unprecedented'
PHOENIX - The U.S. Justice Department sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Thursday, saying the Arizona lawman refused for more than a year to turn over records in an investigation into allegations his department discriminates against Hispanics.
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Another Oil Rig in Gulf of Mexico Explodes
UPDATED... NEW ORLEANS -- A shallow-water production rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded this morning, causing the thirteen crew members aboard to abandon the structure. Coast Guard rescuers are en route to the scene of the fire, 90 miles south of Vermilion Bay, Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill...
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Settlers Defy Peace Talks With New Construction Across West Bank
Hours before peace talks were set to begin in Washington, Jewish settlers defiantly announced plans on Thursday to launch new construction in their West Bank enclaves in a test of strength with Palestinian Islamists. Naftali Bennett, director of the settlers' Yesha council, said settlers would...
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Further Victims Identified in DRC Mass Rapes Case
UNITED NATIONS - The number of women raped by rebel groups during last month's raid of more than a dozen villages centred around Walikale, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has risen to over 240, U.N. officials told reporters here today. Following the Jul. 30 to Aug. 3 raid, rebels are now...
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Risks Remain With Gulf Well Cap Coming Off, Govt. Offers No Promises Oil Won't Gush
NEW ORLEANS -- The cap that ended BP's three-month oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico was set to come off Thursday as a prelude to raising a massive, failed piece of equipment and preparing for a final seal on the broken seafloor well. Engineers and the government were not expecting crude to break out...
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Take the 'For Sale' Sign Off the Capitol Lawn!
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Feds Warn Residents Near Wyoming Gas Drilling Sites Not To Drink Their Water
The federal government is warning residents in a small Wyoming town with extensive natural gas development not to drink their water, and to use fans and ventilation when showering or washing clothes in order to avoid the risk of an explosion.
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NATO Probes Afghan Civilian Deaths Claims
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan - An Afghan official said Thursday that 10 election campaigners had been killed in an airstrike by international forces in the relatively peaceful north of the country. Two other people, including a candidate in the September 18 parliamentary elections, were injured in the...
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Greenpeace Activists Arrested After Abandoning Occupation of Arctic Oil Rig
Four Greenpeace activists who halted drilling by a British-owned oil exploration rig off Greenland have been arrested after they abandoned their occupation because of severe weather. Greenlandic police arrested the four after high winds buffeted the Stena Don drilling rig overnight, forcing them to...
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