Just weeks after the Deepwater Horizon blowout started spewing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the non-profit consumer advocacy organization Food & Water Watch filed a lawsuit in a Houston federal court seeking a temporary injunction to halt another BP rig — the Atlantis — from operating in the Gulf.
Amidst a 13 foot inflatable oil barrel, a large crowd gathered holding signs and calling for the arrest of BP executives.
In a May 25 memo to Admiral Thad Allen, the National Incident Commander for the Gulf Coast oil spill, OSHA administrator David Michaels expressed concern “over significant deficiencies in BP’s oil spill response operations related to worker safety” and outlined problem areas ranging from inadequate site control practices to heat stress risks and more.
There is broad disagreement on the potential health hazards of the spilled oil polluting the Gulf of Mexico and washing up onto its shores.
- Flashback: In 2000, Vitter Proposed Legislation To Reduce Criminal Liability Of Oil Companies For Spills
This week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration had opened criminal and civil investigations into the companies involved in the massive Gulf oil spill.
Pamela Find didn’t want to make history; she just didn’t want to die of cancer. But when her employer fired her because she carried a gene linked to breast cancer, Fink became the first American worker to file an official federal complaint under the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), which Congress passed in 2008.
A crew drilling a natural gas well through an abandoned coal mine in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle hit a pocket of methane gas that ignited, triggering an explosion that burned seven workers, state and company officials said Monday.
The Texas company drilling the Marshall County, W.Va., natural gas well that blew up early this morning has been repeated cited and fined by federal inspectors for workplace safety violations.
Two men were hospitalized Saturday morning after they came into contact with high voltage wires while washing windows in Orinda.
Two agencies are investigating whether safety rules were followed after a man died while working at a gas well drilling site in North Texas.