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Supreme Court Raises Bar For Securities Class Action Cases

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday made it tougher for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud, a decision th...

Halliburton Ruling Could Be A Big Win For Big Pharma, Wall Street

Reuters | Andrew Longstreth | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, June 12 (Reuters) - Within the next two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in a major case that could make it much harder for...

West Virginia's Poisoned River National Park

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green
Pat LaMarche

In the case of Blair Mountain, West Virginia's request for federal government resource protections are twofold: to protect the ecology of the mountain and to protect an integral part of the history of middle class gains against the brutal mining policies of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Deaths Caused by Corporations Are Punished by Taking It Out of Their Allowance

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Absent some examples of severe individual punishments, corporations' sales will continue to be more important than safety and profits more important than people. There must be a stronger deterrent and more severe punishment than taking it out of their allowance.

Fracking Rules in North Carolina Tied to Koch, Halliburton, and ALEC

Jesse Coleman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Jesse Coleman

A new bill proposed in North Carolina would make it a felony offense for first responders, doctors, or public safety officials to disclose the ingredients of fracking fluid.

Climate Change This Week: Banking On Clean Energy, Breathing China's Pollution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 29 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

Halliburton Manager Gets Probation For Destroying Evidence

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Halliburton manager was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation for destroying evidence in the aftermath of BP's mass...

Ex-Halliburton Manager Pleads Guilty

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Halliburton manager pleaded guilty Tuesday to destroying evidence in the aftermath of the deadly rig expl...

BP's missteps delayed its 2010 spill response, trial witnesses say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Oct. 7, 2013 edition.) As the Macondo trial's Phase Two began in U.S. District Court in ...

Former Halliburton Employee Charged With Destroying Evidence

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A former Halliburton manager was charged Thursday with destroying evidence following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a ...

On Japan, MC Hammer, and Sustainability

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green
Zachary Dominitz

I spent my first two weeks in Japan recently, before the latest Fukushima leaks became public, before friends started posting stories on why they'll n...

Corporations Don't Commit Crimes -- People Commit Crimes

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 09.25.2013 | Crime
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Corporations don't commit crimes. People commit crimes.

Ben Hallman

Halliburton's Gulf Oil Spill Fine Is Shockingly Low

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 07.26.2013 | Business

In little more than the time it takes to read this sentence, Halliburton Energy Services will have generated revenue equivalent to the fine it agreed ...

Halliburton Pleads Guilty To Destroying Gulf Oil Spill Evidence

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business

* Third company to plead guilty over Gulf spill * Halliburton to pay $200,000 fine * $55 million to be donated to fish a...

'Frack The Future': Halliburton Leads Effort To Clean Up Drilling Fields

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 08.27.2013 | Denver

Halliburton officials last week unveiled their "Frac of the Future" program, which will save the company millions of gallons a year in diesel fuel cos...

Halliburton In Settlement Talks To Control Its Macondo Cement Liabilities

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.27.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 29, 2013 edition.) Houston-based Halliburton Co. is in talks to settle private clai...

Gulf Spill Trial's First Act Ends As BP Rests Its Case

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 22, 2013 edition.) Last week, BP called its final witnesses in the first phase of ...

BP defends its well-safety record at Gulf spill trial

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 15, 2013 edition.) Last week, BP executives and others testifying at U.S. District ...

Halliburton Rests Its Case In Gulf Spill Trial After Cement Work Testimony

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 8, 2013 edition.) At the spill trial last week, Halliburton staffer Jesse Gaglian...

Rivers of Oil in Arkansas and the Republican Congressman Who Wants More

Bob Cesca | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The only jobs being creating in Rep. Tim Griffin's district are for cleanup crews to mop up the damage from the dirty fuel he continues to endorse. But I'm sure the Republican voters in Faulkner County will figure out some justification for continuing to support the Keystone XL pipeline's biggest fanboy in Arkansas.

State Dept. Keystone XL Contractor ERM Also Green-lighted Explosive, Faulty Peruvian Pipeline Project

Steve Horn | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Throughout its history, ERM has proven instrumental in the fossil fuel industry's deployment of the "Tobacco Playbook," magically transforming one-sided scientific debates like climate change and ecological impacts of extreme pipeline proposals into faux two-sided disputes.

WATCH: The Hypocrisy of 'Justice for All'

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The next time you say the Pledge of Allegiance -- "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all" -- remember: it's a lie. A whopper of a lie.

Transocean Denies Skimping On Deepwater Horizon Maintenance

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.31.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 1, 2013 edition.) At the Gulf spill trial last week, a Transocean executive and a c...

Halliburton Stays In Spill Trial's Glare As Two Other Firms Escape Blame

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 24, 2013 edition.) In the fourth week of the 2010 Gulf spill trial, U.S. District J...

Overcoming the 5 Barriers to Trust

David Horsager | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
David Horsager

Why don't more companies embrace trust as a tangible, learnable, and measurable asset? Because it requires four things that don't fit the business world's current obsession with instant gratification -- time, effort, diligence and character.