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West Blast Obliterates Safety Lie

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

You are not safe. Not at work. Not at home in your bed. The biggest threat is not terrorism. It's corporate negligence leading to a blast or collapse or release of toxic chemicals.

Dead Boy In Box: Mom Charged In Malnourished Son's Death

AP | Posted 04.05.2012 | Crime

TEXAS CITY, Texas -- A Houston-area woman has been charged in the death of her 10-year-old son whose body was found in a cardboard box a year ago. Jo...

BP To Pay Texas Millions For Air Pollution Violations

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green

HOUSTON — BP will pay Texas $50 million after the sides reached an unprecedented settlement over air pollution violations at the beleaguered oil...

BP CEO Tony Hayward May Be Forced Out Over Handling Of Oil Spill

AP | By CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP)-- So far, BP's Tony Hayward has failed in his efforts to stop people from losing faith -- or money -- in his company. But he can't stop...

More Regulation the Solution, Not the Problem

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

The governors of the Gulf Coast states, all Republicans, asked the federal government for help dealing with the BP oil spill -- yeah, the government, ...

Greed Explains the Disasters and the Lying Afterwards

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

Middle class workers are the ones who die in coal mines and on oil rigs. Afterwards, CEOs say anything to save the bottom line -- the one that will determine their bonuses.

Wrongful Fatalities, Failed Worker Protections

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

When an explosion occurs at a refinery or mine that has been repeatedly fined for heath and safety violations, one question that ought to be asked is just how unexpected was the event.

BP to pay almost $180 million in pollution case

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The international energy giant BP has agreed to pay almost $180 million to settle a pollution case with the government. BP Product...