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Kate Sheppard

Federal Agencies Propose Tougher Chemical Safety After Disaster In West, Texas

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

'Green News Report' - April 17, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: One year since the deadly West, TX fertilizer explosion: has anything c...

Kate Sheppard

Is Your Kid's School Located Near A Chemical Facility?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

A new study released Wednesday finds there are almost 10,000 schools across the country located within a mile of a chemical facility. The rese...

Kate Sheppard

Shutdown Delays Critical Safety Rules Requested After Deadly Texas Explosion

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'...

After Explosion, Texas Adopts a 'Fertilizer Happens' Policy

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

They're still not sure what caused the explosion or how to prevent another one, but Texas officials are united on who should be held responsible. They all want the federal government to pay up.

Criminal Activity Not Ruled Out For Texas Fertilizer Blast

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 07.16.2013 | Crime

WEST, Texas — Investigators working in the remnants of an exploded Texas fertilizer plant sifted by hand through untold kernels of corn, moved t...

Fertilizer Plant Rescuer To Plead Not Guilty In Bomb-Making Rap

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT and DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 07.15.2013 | Crime

WACO, Texas — A first responder who helped evacuate people ahead of a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant pleaded not guilty Wednesday ...

Study: Work Kills 150 Americans Every Day

Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

More than 100 people in the United States die every day as a result of their work, according to a new report from the AFL-CIO. The union found that...

West Fertilizer Showed A 'Lack Of Responsibility' Before Deadly Blast

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business

McALLEN, Texas -- The Texas fertilizer plant that exploded last month, killing 14 people, injuring more than 200 others and causing tens of millions o...

Texas Fertilizer Plant Targeted By Thieves In Past

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 05.03.2013 | Crime

WEST, Texas -- Burglars occasionally sneaked into and around a Texas fertilizer plant in the years before a massive, deadly explosion – sometime...

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.

Jason Linkins

The Nightmare That Led To The Texas Plant Explosion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Yesterday, President Barack Obama attended both the opening of President George W. Bush's presidential library and the memorial service for those who ...

Chris Kirkham

Texas Plant's Hazards Eluded Regulators For Nearly 30 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

WEST, Texas -- Long before it captured national headlines as the scene of a lethal industrial explosion, the fertilizer plant on the edge of this cent...

In West, Ted Cruz Has 'Gone Washington'

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

"Your heart weeps for their suffering," said Sen. Ted Cruz, who toured the disaster area on Friday with Sen. John Cornyn. It feels wrong to talk politics when they're still looking for bodies, but a respectful silence would only reward Cruz and Cornyn for their putrid hypocrisy.

Texas Fertilizer Plant Kept Quiet About Huge Stores Of Explosive Substance

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2013 | Business

(Corrects rental truck brand used by McVeigh was from Ryder, not U-Haul, in paragraph 20) By Joshua Schneyer, Ryan McNeill and Janet R...

14 Bodies Recovered After Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime

WEST, Texas — Buck Uptmor didn't have to go to West Fertilizer Co. when the fire started. He wasn't a firefighter like his brother and cousin, w...

'Green News Report' - April 18, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.18.2013 | 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'...

Did This Investigative Story Forecast The Texas Explosion?

Center for Public Integrity | Jim Morris and Chris Hamby | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

CPI Editor’s note, April 18: An explosion Wednesday at a fertilizer plant north of Waco, Texas, killed between five and 15 people, authorities say, ...

WATCH: Incredible Videos And Photos Of The Massive Plant Explosion

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.18.2013 | Crime

After a massive explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in Texas Wednesday night, as many as 15 people are feared dead and upwards of 160 others injured. Res...

Report: Plant Where Deadly Blast Took Place Told The EPA There Was 'No' Risk Of Explosion

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business

Officials at the West Fertilizer Co. plant where a massive explosion killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 on Wednesday told the Envir...

Texas Fertilizer Plant Cited For 2006 Permit Violation

AP | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business

WEST, Texas -- The Texas fertilizer plant where an explosion injured more than 100 people and killed an unknown number of others was cited for failing...