Multiple safety failures identified in chemical explosion

By Jim Morris

A new report on a 2008 explosion at a West Virginia pesticide factory offers a chilling account that raises questions about safeguards at th

BP pays another fine for Texas refinery

By Amy Biegelsen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today it will collect a $15 million fine from BP for Clean Air Act violations, the latest in a

BP to pay record fine, spend $500M to upgrade Texas refinery

By Jim Morris and M.B. Pell

UPDATED BP will pay a $50.6 million penalty and spend at least $500 million to upgrade its Texas City, Texas, refinery where a 2005 explosio

OSHA urged to get tough with BP in $90 million fine negotiations

By M.B. Pell

Citing a Center for Public Integrity investigation of BP refineries having the most egregious safety violations in the industry, Democratic

Sen. Franken asks BP to explain OSHA violations

By Jim Morris

During a Senate subcommittee hearing last Thursday, Democratic Sen. Al Franken repeatedly cited the story’s key finding: that BP refineries

Renegade Refiner: OSHA says BP has “systemic safety problem”

By Jim Morris and M.B. Pell

Two refineries owned by oil giant BP account for 97 percent of all flagrant violations found in the refining industry by government safety i

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Jim Morris

Managing Editor, Environment The Center for Public Integrity

Jim Morris is managing editor for environment and labor at the Center for Public Integrity.... More about Jim Morris