Critics seek to stop Great Lakes pipeline run by company with poor safety habits

Environmental groups say Line 5 poses a major threat and is run by Canadas Enbridge which has a long record of mismanagement A coalition of environmental groups and newly elected Democrats in Michigan are seeking to shut a controversial pipeline through the Great Lakes they say represents a major environmental threat and is being run by a company with a long record of mismanagement, poor safety habits and deception. Canadian oil giant Enbridge wants to replace an ageing pipeline called Line 5 that pervasive organizational failure. One incident in particular occurred in 2010 when a pipeline belonging to Enbridge ruptured and began pumping heavy crude into Michigans Kalamazoo River. A warning system alerted operators, but the employees misread the signals, …

Ending the Iranian sanctions waiver could be own goal for Trump

Preventing Irans oil from reaching the market will raise oil prices and US business costs The past two and a bit years have shown that it is naive to expect Donald Trumps strategic and economic policies to demonstrate coherence. Even so, the lack of joined-up thinking in the decision to end the those responsible for the attack also dealt a heavy blow to a Sri Lankan economy that is highly vulnerable to a collapse in the number of overseas visitors. Since the end of the civil war a decade ago, the number of people attracted by Sri Lankas mix of beaches, culture and wildlife has increased sixfold. Tourism accounts for a hefty 11% of national output. The number of visitors …