A House proposal to bolster safety protections for miners will save the government hundreds of millions of dollars, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated this week.
House Democrats on Monday unveiled their strategy to respond to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a package headed for the floor late this week that would shore up offshore rig safety standards and block BP from obtaining new offshore drilling leases.
Last week the House passed the Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization Act of 2010, a bill that amends the post-Exxon Valdez legislation in order to fund research on oil spills.
The Minnesota senator pressed the hearing’s only witness — Steve Flynn, the oil company’s vice president of health, safety, security and environment — to explain why BP had received 760 egregious willful citations.
Amid debate over the use of the controversial chemical bisphenol A in food packaging, an environmental group has demonstrated how widely the chemical — known as BPA — also is found in paper receipts.
As controversy over offshore oil drilling regulation rages, a separate environmental debate is taking shape over a method of natural gas extraction called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which involves blasting underground rock with a combination of water, sand and chemicals.
For the average driver, there may be no more visible car on the road than a police cruiser.
Some 100 people attended the first Northern New Jersey Action Summit for Latino Immigrant Workers held today at the Morris County Library, where advocates stressed the need for workers to report unsafe workplace conditions to inspectors.
Penalties for violating OSHA training requirements now can be imposed on a per-affected-worker basis, Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) says.
The employer of two workers killed in an oil and gas well explosion last week had paid nearly $10,000 in federal workplace safety fines for two other well fires, including a 2007 explosion that burned an employee, records show.