TV News LIES

Monday, Apr 27th

Last update11:10:08 PM GMT

You are here News Energy 'Disturbing' revelations in probe of possible gas price manipulation

'Disturbing' revelations in probe of possible gas price manipulation

E-mail Print PDF

In Poplar Bluff, Mo., which has received some 15 inches of rain over the past four days, levees protecting the town from floods on the Black River have been breached or overtopped in several places, forcing the evacuation of some 1,000 people. According to the Associated Press, the privately maintained levees that protect homes and farms near Poplar Bluff failed an Army Corps of Engineers inspection in 2008.  In the meantime, federal hydrologists are keeping a close eye on two flood crests – one working its way down the Mississippi and one on the Ohio River, which empties into the Mississippi at Cairo, Ill.  The Mississippi's largely snow-melt driven crest is expected to pass Cairo first, followed closely by the crest from the Ohio. The two are expected to move south in tandem along the lower Mississippi.An investigation into possible manipulation of gasoline prices has uncovered "disturbing'' revelations, Attorney General Eric Holder said today. "There are a couple things that … are disturbing,'' Holder said, declining to elaborate.

He indicated the information would be reviewed by a fraud task force formed last week. For the week that ended Monday, the nationwide average cost of a gallon of gasoline rose 3.5 cents, to $3.879, the Energy Department reported.

Over the next two days, this one-two punch is expected to bring record or near-record flood levels to a stretch of river from Smithland, Ky., on the Ohio to New Madrid, Mo., on the Mississippi, according to Noreen Schwein, deputy for hydrological services at the National Weather Service's Central Region Headquarters in Kansas City, Mo.

Officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers were sufficiently concerned about this pending aquatic onslaught that they were considering blasting a hole in a levee along the Mississippi just south of its junction with the Ohio. But they reportedly put off a decision after Missouri's attorney general went to court to block the move, arguing that some 130,000 acres of farmland would become inundated.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Oil Services Co.,Baker Huhes, lays off 10,500

Baker Hughes "Extreme market forces" are in play in the global energy sector, oil services company Baker...

To foil oil spills, new federal rule requires better blowout preventers

Blowout preventersThe Obama administration unveiled a new rule Monday that's designed to help prevent a repeat of...

Coal Is Dying and It's Never Coming Back

Coal is DyingCoal, the No. 1 cause of climate change, is dying. Last year saw a record number...

Germany Proves Life With Less Fossil Fuel Getting Easiersss

Life with less fossil fuelsSitting in a control center that helps ensure uninterrupted power for 82 million Germans, Gunter Scheibner...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!