December 9, 2014

Senate Torture Report Condemns C.I.A. Interrogation Program -- The New York Times

A report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday found that the Central Intelligence Agency routinely misled the White House and Congress about the information it obtained from the detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects, and that its methods were more brutal than the C.I.A. acknowledged either to Bush administration officials or to the public. -- 12/9/2014


State levies $54M in fines over nuke repository mishaps -- The Santa Fe New Mexican

In a sharp rebuke of the U.S. Department of Energy, the state of New Mexico on Saturday levied $54 million in penalties against the federal agency and private contractors for a series of mistakes and violations that led to a radiation leak that indefinitely shut down the nation’s only underground repository for nuclear waste.


BLM Considering Oil Pipeline Proposal -- KUNM

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is considering a proposal to build a pipeline that would move oil to markets from northwestern New Mexico. The agency is accepting public comments through the end of this year.

The proposed pipeline would cross federal, state, private and Navajo tribal lands. The pipeline will end up at rail lines near Grants and transport up to 50,000 barrels of crude oil a day. -- 12/5/2014