Every day, 12 workers die on the job in America -- often because a corporation has defied regulations or ignored standard safety procedures. Many more die prematurely from work exposure to toxic materials.
Given the extreme carelessness of BP and the vast scope of the resulting damage done, a low-end settlement would send the wrong message to BP and the other companies that are drilling in our oceans, telling them that they may not have to pay for future damages they cause.
I first met David Jones at the One Young World summit in Zurich where I saw these principles in action. I recently spoke with him about Who Cares Wins and his overall argument that holds that in the 21st century, businesses need to "do good" and "do well" in order to survive and thrive.
When I visited Iran in the late '70s, only months before the Iranian revolution, some of the things I saw took on a different light after the overthro...
Congressional delegates from Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states hope the bipartisan RESTORE Act will be passed soon and before a possible BP settlement with the feds so that BP fines go to coastal states and not Washington's coffers.
Nearly two years after the worst environmental disaster in our nation's history, a trial to determine the liability of BP and other responsible parties is slated to begin this month.
A New Orleans open house held by Louisiana's coastal restoration authority last week on a draft of the state's 2012 Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast drew mixed, earnest and sometimes vehement comments.
Congress and the Administration should be doing much more in response to the Gulf Spill. But at the very least passing the Oil Spill Tax Fairness Act would be a good first step.
When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, it unleashed a regional catastrophe whose effects continue to play out these two decades later. One such apparent effect was the subsequent collapse of the region's herring.
Roots of mighty oaks push up through New Orleans sidewalks while trees in the metropolis often tower above nearby buildings. Nearly half of Louisiana, in fact, is covered with forests, and the southern U.S. as a whole is considered the nation's wood basket.
Louisiana and the rest of the South are starting to harness wind power--something that's done on a larger scale in states to the north and west of us.
Welcome to an edgy world where a single incident at an energy "chokepoint" could set a region aflame, provoking bloody encounters, boosting oil prices, and putting the global economy at risk.
Americans are clearly too smart to be faked out by Big Oil's phony grass roots strategies. Vote 4 yourself, not oil executives.
Image Source: Nalco Corexit 9500 MSDS sheet from http://www.msds.com BP is putting a lot of money behind a TV commercial that opens with "This was t...
Maybe next year will be different. Perhaps the powers that be will confront the fact that the oil damage has not magically gone away and that the fertile fishing grounds of the Gulf appear to be getting worse.
Over the past few months, I've been faced with the utter irony of splitting my time between dealing with the steady stream of lies about my boss and the organization I work for being part of the so-called war on Christmas.