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The Words of Dead Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

To give voice to 35 workers killed on the job over the past 35 years at a massive refinery in Texas City, hundreds of surviving family members, co-workers and friends gathered there last month to erect white crosses marked with their names.

West Virginia Chemical Spill Likely Caused By Holes In Tank

AP | Jonathan Mattise | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green

Holes in a tank's floor and roof likely helped cause a January chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply for days...

Kate Sheppard

Federal Agencies Propose Tougher Chemical Safety After Disaster In West, Texas | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal working group released a report Friday that details how the government can improve chemical plant safety and security, more th...

Study: Blacks, Latinos, Low-income Americans Live Closest to Dangerous Chemical Plants

David Halperin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
David Halperin

More than 134 million people live in danger zones created by about 3,400 U.S. facilities that manufacture chemicals, produce paper, treat water, generate electric power, refine petroleum, or otherwise use or store hazardous materials. Millions more people work in or visit these areas.

Kate Sheppard

'Why Can't One Of You Stand Up And Say Our Water Is Drinkable?' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- At Monday's congressional hearing on the chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without access to tap water last month,...

This Time, Something Has to Change

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

We have had too many close calls with the industrial tanks near our waterways in recent years, and we shouldn't need another wake-up call to enact protective reforms. As a start, we should adopt the 2011 Chemical Safety Board recommendations.

America's Entitlement Society - Populated by Corporate Executives

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In West Virginia after a cavalier chemical company poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 people, the corporate-hugging, right-wing extremist group Americans for the Prosperous congratulated itself for doling out bottled water one day.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner: No New Regulations Needed After West Virginia Spill | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that no new regulations are needed after a chemical spill in West Virginia last week le...

Kate Sheppard

West Virginia Democrats Tepid On New Regulations Following Chemical Spill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians were still without safe tap water Monday after a spill reported on Thursday dumped chemicals us...

Kate Sheppard

Federal Agencies Aim To Prevent The Next Deadly Chemical Plant Explosion | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal agencies on Friday released new proposals meant to address safety concerns at chemical plants across the country, a response to ...

Kate Sheppard

Shutdown Delays Critical Safety Rules Requested After Deadly Texas Explosion | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The 16-day government shutdown earlier this month has delayed the new chemical safety rules that President Barack Obama called for in ...

'Green News Report' - June 27, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Are Chemical Safety Inspectors Being Blocked in West, TX?

Danielle Brian | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Danielle Brian

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was able to send its national response team to begin looking for a possible crime. The problem however, is that this has been getting in the way of the Chemical Safety Board (CSB).

Connecticut Power Plant Explosion Prompts National Safety Group To Back New Standard

AP | STEPHANIE REITZ | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — A national safety group is urging states and regulators to adopt new standards that would ban a pipe-cleaning practice blame...

Cabin Creek Fire Report: Bad Planning Led To Workers' Deaths

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (Associated Press)- Federal officials investigating a 2007 fire that killed five workers at a hydroelectric plant said Wednesday that Xcel Ener...

Xcel Cabin Creek Hydro Plant Fire Animated Reenactment Released (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Tuesday released a portion of an animated simulation of the last moments of the lives of workers trapped inside Xcel...

Xcel Trying To Suppress Federal Report On

The Denver Post | Felisa Cardona | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Xcel Energy and one of its contractors are trying to suppress the release of a federal investigative report into the deaths of five workers at the C...