Oil refiners can learn from Europe as they try to reduce accidents at plants in Louisiana and other states, U.S. safety experts say. After a string of disasters, President Obama issued an executive order last August to improve chemical facility safety.
The decision by the Obama administration to reopen federal drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico to BP opens an interesting window into a fundamental question: What does it mean to hold a corporation accountable and responsible?
Here's the inconvenient truth about the Keystone XL: TransCanada does not need the pipeline's northern leg to begin pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of toxic tar sands daily through America's breadbasket for export overseas.
Before rushing ahead to double oil sands production -- and sending billions more in de facto energy subsidies to U.S. refiners -- Canadians may be better off if producers figure out how to capture more value from what they're already digging out of the ground.
Nalco Company, the maker of Corexit used to disperse oil from the BP spill, is using Louisiana state credits to build an $18.7 million polymer facility at its Garyville plant -- 35 miles upriver from New Orleans.
Union leaders supporting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline understand that supporting jobs for their members is the reason the unions exist, not to join with the enemy and fight against their own members' best interests.