The Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), the U.S. Army's elite chemical and biological research laboratory based in Maryland, has confirmed it has suspended one of their research engineers, who is also an officer with an area Republican club, pending an investigation into possible activities with white supremacist groups and indiviuals, most notably Towson University student Matthew Heimbach, who is best known for his self-styled White Student Union.
A second white supremacist identified as a "person of interest" in the killing of Colorado's prisons chief has been arrested on an unrelated felony warrant, police said on Thursday.
An alliance of Canadian and U.S. aboriginal groups [First Nations] vowed on Wednesday to block three multibillion-dollar oil pipelines that are planned to transport oil from the Alberta tar sands, saying they are prepared to take physical action to stop them.
The Canadian government, faced with falling revenues due to pipeline bottlenecks and a glut that has cut the price for Alberta oil, say the projects are a national priority and will help diversify exports away from the U.S. market.
By Hayes Brown
January 18, 2013 |