CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010
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(Alaska: Drew Griffin) Questions about the security of the trans-Alaska pipeline run by Alyeska that is partially owned by BP examined; scenes shown from remote Alaska of the pipeline & the unmanned pump station that failed. [Alaska state legislature David GUTTENBERG- worries about the pipeline management & BP's attitude.] [Representative Bart STUPAK - says the pipeline is being poorly maintained.] [Alyeska Pipeline Services Co. vice president Mike JOYNOR- defends industry standards.] [Oil & gas consultant Richard FINEBERG- offers criticism.] Cost-cutting measures for the oil pipeline discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with historian Douglas Brinkley about the Alaska pipeline. [BRINKLEY - says the Alaska pipeline is in a state of despair & the infrastructure needs to be checked & BP has not done any maintenance so the federal government needs to check out BP; notes a big spill in 2006.] [GRIFFIN - explains how close they were allowed to get to the pump house.]