The problem-plagued Suncor Energy oil refinery’s push to renew its operating permits, and questions about state regulatory oversight, have intensified fears of residents, business owners and elected officials that toxic pollution north of Denver won’t end. Suncor’s unveiling this week of a long-awaited report on causes of frequent malfunctions, with promises to improve automatic shutoffs, failed to reassure opponents calling for closure of the refinery. Mistrust of the state government and the company, ingrained through years of seeing nighttime orange flares and inhaling hydrocarbon fumes, remains high. Officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment tasked with deciding on the permits couldn’t cite a case where their agency directly rejected an application for a large industrial facility. The refinery employs 500 workers who supply fossil fuels and asphalt for the Rocky Mountain region, processing up to 98,000 barrels of crude oil per day and up to … [Read more...] about Long-awaited report on Suncor malfunctions does little to quell calls for refinery’s closure
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Hundreds of protesters gathered for the fourth consecutive night of unrest outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Minnesota following the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright. Earlier in the day, Kim Potter , the former police officer who shot Daunte Wright, was charged with second-degree manslaughter. Both the protesters and law enforcement modified their tactics from previous nights . Protesters came equipped with wooden barricades, many more umbrellas, and bear mace. (RELATED: Officer Kim Potter Arrested For Second-Degree Manslaughter In Shooting Of Daunte Wright) Protesters have upped their shield game big time. Police already shooting riot munitions at these wooden barricades, stay tuned to see how this plays out… pic.twitter.com/jynBrMZ2YL — Richie????McG???? (@RichieMcGinniss) April 15, 2021 National Guard and police did not use any tear gas, likely trying to avoid disturbing the residents who live in nearby apartments. “They don’t … [Read more...] about Police Stop Using Tear Gas, Drench Demonstrators In Pepper Spray On Fourth Consecutive Night Of Unrest In Minnesota
More than a year since its beginning, the true origin of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unknown, but investigations into the matter have uncovered new questions about a scientific practice known as “gain-of-function” research. Most of the scientific community still contends that the novel coronavirus wreaking havoc on the world is of natural origin . Others argue gain-of-function (GoF) research may have potentially played a role, though, and critics have warned for years the field was dangerous enough to cause a pandemic. The simplest explanation of GoF research is that it is the process of taking a disease and making it more dangerous for some kind of scientific benefit. It can take a variety of forms, but the desired outcome is typically to make a disease more contagious, more deadly or both. (RELATED: These Members Of Congress Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Since The Capitol Riot) This is primarily done for one of two reasons: to aid in the … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t We Talking More About China’s ‘Gain Of Function’ Coronavirus Research?
President Biden Joe Biden Four members of Sikh community among victims in Indianapolis shooting Overnight Health: NIH reverses Trump's ban on fetal tissue research | Biden investing .7B to fight virus variants | CDC panel to meet again Friday on J&J On The Money: Moderates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats | Justice Dept. sues Trump ally Roger Stone for unpaid taxes MORE ’s decision to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by September would be a historic achievement closing a 20-year chapter of U.S. history that saw more than 2,300 troops killed and cost upward of $1 trillion. But big questions remain about what Afghanistan will look like when U.S. troops are gone, as well as how the United States will ensure its interests in the region are met and continue to support the Afghan government non-militarily. Here are five questions about Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal. ADVERTISEMENT Will the Taliban take over? This has been … [Read more...] about Five questions about Biden withdrawal from Afghanistan
TAICHUNG, TAIWAN - Taiwan simulated repelling an invading force Thursday and used civilian-operated drones for the first time as part of annual military drills on the self-ruled island amid escalating tensions with China. The drills were presided over by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and watched by the visiting king of eSwatini, the African kingdom formerly known as Swaziland at the center of a diplomatic tug-of-war between Taiwan and China. China claims self-ruled Taiwan as its sacred territory, under its “one China” policy, and Beijing has never renounced the use of force to bring what it sees as a wayward province under its control. Military maneuvers China’s air force has conducted a series of military maneuvers near the island in recent months that Taipei has denounced as intimidation. “Our armed forces’ combat effectiveness is the guarantee of our national security. It is the flourishing basis of society, and it is the back-up force for our values of democracy and … [Read more...] about Taiwan Drills Simulate Repelling Invading Force