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Halliburton And BP Knew Of Cement Flaws

From (verified), October 28, 2010

Mission & Values

The chief investigator of the presidential commission investigating the gulf oil spill says that Halliburton and BP knew of flaws in the cement used to seal the oil well weeks before the spill.

in this article: bp, halliburton

EPA, Exxon Settle Hazardous Waste Case In Texas

From (verified), September 30, 2010

Waste Management

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and ExxonMobil have settled allegations that the Irving, Texas-based oil giant had illegally stored 1 billion gallons of hazardous waste at a Texas facility.

in this article: exxon mobil

BP To Pay Record Fine For Refinery Violations

From (verified), September 30, 2010

Waste Management

BP has agreed to pay a $15 million penalty to resolve Clean Air Act violations at its scandal-plagued refinery in Texas City, Tex., federal regulators announced Thursday.

in this article: bp

Target Illegally Dumped Hazardous Goods, Claim CA Prosecutors

From (verified), September 28, 2010

Waste Management

The city of Los Angeles and California state prosecutors allege that Target illegally dumped hazardous consumer products that were returned or damaged, according to a preliminary injunction against the retail chain store, reports Los Angeles Times. P...

in this article: target

Sainsbury’s Faces Prosecution On Excess Packaging Charge

From (verified), September 19, 2010

Waste Management

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is facing prosecution over charges that excess packaging on one of its fresh beef products could cause unnecessary environmental damage.

in this article: sainsbury

Three Workers Killed At DSM Plant In Italy

From (verified), September 15, 2010

Worker Treatment

DSM has confirmed that three workers were killed at the weekend after an industrial accident at its food and pharmaceutical ingredient plant in southern Italy.

in this article: dsm

Hershey Accused Of Child Labour In Cocoa Sourcing

From (verified), September 15, 2010

Community Impact

A report from a coalition of NGOs has said that Hershey trails some of its competitors on human rights, with forced and child labour present in some of the cocoa plantations it sources from.

in this article: hershey

With Neighbors Unaware, Toxic Spill At A BP Plant

From (verified), August 29, 2010

Waste Management

While the world was focused on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a BP refinery here released huge amounts of toxic chemicals into the air that went unnoticed by residents until many saw their children come down with respiratory problems.

in this article: bp

Chevron Remains Committed To Deepwater Drilling

From (verified), August 27, 2010

Mission & Values, Waste Management

“It’s a fair assumption people could make that costs will go up because permits will take longer,” a Chevron VP acknowledged. But work on next year’s business plan is continuing normally. “I can tell you with confidence ...

in this article: chevron

Air Products To Pay $1.5M In Penalties For RCRA Violations

From (verified), August 27, 2010

Waste Management

Air Products has agreed to pay nearly $1.5 million in civil penalties to resolve hazardous waste mismanagement violations at its Pasadena, Texas, chemical manufacturing facility, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S...

in this article: air products & chemicals

How Koch Industries Has Supported Climate Change Denial

From (verified), August 23, 2010

Mission & Values, Waste Management

The New Yorker delves into the web of political funding that has spewed from Koch Industries — nicknamed the “Kochtopus” by political insiders — over the past half a decade, particularly funding that has gone into disavowing t...

in this article: koch industries

Boston Scientific Gets Hazardous Waste Move Fine

From (verified), August 9, 2010

Waste Management

Federal regulators have fined Boston Scientific, but the penalty has nothing to do with the performance of its medical devices. The Natick-based company has to cough up $91,000 to the Federal Aviation Administration for allegedly violating rules on t...

in this article: boston scientific

Exxon Continued To Fund Climate Denial In 2009

From (verified), July 21, 2010

Mission & Values, Waste Management

ExxonMobil gave approximately $1.2 million to climate denial organizations last year.

in this article: exxon mobil

S.E.C. Settling Its Complaints With Goldman

From (verified), July 15, 2010

Mission & Values

Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $550 million to settle federal claims that it misled investors in a subprime mortgage product as the housing market began to collapse, officials said Thursday.

in this article: goldman sachs

Kazakhstan: Philip Morris Suppliers Used Child And Forced Labour

From (verified), July 15, 2010

Worker Treatment

A new report by Human Rights Watch has said that tobacco bought by Philip Morris International from Kazakhstan included farms that used workers that had been coerced into labour, along with child labour.

in this article: philip morris

Kellogg Fails To Name Chemical Responsible For Packaging Recall

From (verified), July 9, 2010

Product Safety, Mission & Values

Kellogg Company is remaining tight-lipped over the name of the packaging chemical that triggered its recall of 28 million packets of breakfast cereal last month.

in this article: kellogg

Fannie, Freddie Kill PACE Program

From (verified), July 7, 2010

Resource Management

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have effectively killed the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which allows property owners to pay for the cost of energy improvements to their homes or businesses through an additional charge on their property ...

in this article: freddie mac, fannie mae

Oil Recovery Efforts Fall Far Short Of BP’s Promises

From (unverified), July 7, 2010

Waste Management

In the 77 days since oil from the ruptured Deepwater Horizon began to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, BP has skimmed or burned about 60 percent of the amount it promised regulators it could remove in a single day.

in this article: bp

Is Apple Involved In Heavy-Metal Pollution In China?

From (unverified), July 1, 2010

Waste Management

In May, the environmental groups released a report tracking the connection between heavy metal poisoning and IT production in China. (Lead and cadmium are used to produce mobile phone batteries and printed circuit boards.) More than 4,000 Chinese peo...

in this article: apple

ExxonMobil To Pay MA $2.9M For Air Pollution Violations

From (verified), June 30, 2010

Waste Management

ExxonMobil and two affiliates have agreed to pay the state of Massachusetts a $2.9 million civil penalty to resolve allegations that the company violated the state’s air pollution laws at its bulk gasoline terminals in Everett and Springfield. ...

in this article: exxon mobil

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