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Dave Jamieson

How The White House 'Came To Its Senses' On Worker Safety

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a long delay at the White House and heavy pressure from public health groups, the Labor Department proposed a new regulation on Fr...

The Other Hazard of Hydraulic Fracturing -- Silica in the Air

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business
Robert L. Cavnar

This week, NPR broadcast an interesting report about a researcher who has been studying health effects on workers on frac crews. Not familiar with hydraulic fracturing, he expected to find the workers exposed to toxics in drilling fluids when he want on location. What he found was very different.

Sand Land: Minnesota Mayor Also Working As Frac Sand Lobbyist Resigns

Steve Horn | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Despite this reality and the enormous cradle-to-grave ecological costs and consequences of fracking, public officials have their "heads in the sand" - both literally and figuratively - with regards to the frac sand mining boom.

Dave Jamieson

White House Hits Embarrassing Milestone

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A work safety rule that scientists say would save lives in the construction and mining industries is still caught in red tape at the Whi...

White House Inaction on Silica Is Deadly for Workers

Richard Trumka | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Richard Trumka

The delay in job safety protections for silica is inexcusable and heartless. It's time for industry opponents to stand down and time for the White House to stand up for working men and women.

Lynne Peeples

Further Fracking Fears: Sand May Threaten Health For Drillers, Communities

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green

The first time Bill Ferullo saw the white plumes drifting from a natural gas fracking site, he got out of his car to take pictures. "I didn't know ...

End the Delays Deadly to Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Saturday is Workers' Memorial Day, a time devoted to commemorating those killed on the job. No one volunteers to sacrifice their life for corporate profit, yet every day in workplaces across this country, the lives of 12 workers are taken, not given.

Dave Jamieson

Is Industry Pressure Delaying Safety Rule At White House?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A long-awaited federal rule designed to protect workers in the construction and mining industries has been tied up in red tape at the Wh...

Bush's Midnight Regulations Value Profits More Than People

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The legacy of George W. Bush's final days in office will be degradation of the environment, endangered species and the safety of working people.