By ProPublica on March 13, 2012
by Abraham Lustgarten, ProPublica BP’s refining subsidiary was released today from criminal probation related to a 2005 explosion in Texas City that killed 15 workers. The company has addressed the most serious safety deficiencies exposed by the accident and satisfied the terms of a felony plea agreement to settle charges that it failed to protect [...]
By ProPublica on December 21, 2011
A bill to strengthen oil and gas pipeline safety regulations awaits President Obama’s signature. But while many applaud Congress’s move toward more oversight, others question whether the impending law goes far enough.
By Michael Brune on January 28, 2011
I don’t know a word that means the exact opposite of environmentalist — but then we didn’t really need one until the Kochs came along.
By Timothy Hurst on January 28, 2011
In the last two and a half years, Texas billionaire oil man-turned domestic energy policy troubadour, T. Boone Pickens, has spent $80 million of his own money promoting his plan to ween the U.S. off OPEC oil. And in that time, we have gotten no closer to reaching that goal.