Clean Air case yields rare criminal convictions in New York

By Sam Pearson

A NY coke plant and its environmental manager, convicted of felony Clean Air violations, await sentencing — as residents push for relief.

'Upset' emissions: Flares in the air, worry on the ground

By Kristen Lombardi and Andrea Fuller

Residents living along the chemical corridor of Texas and Louisiana often encounter 'upset' emissions -- triggering pollution, health fears.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environmental Integrity Project":

"… poor job of predicting emissions,” says Eric Schaeffer, director of the Environmental Integrity Project. Attorneys from his nonprofit are suing the EPA to force it to update thes …"

BP engulfed in lawsuit over 40-day Texas flare

By Kristen Lombardi

Two weeks before the Deepwater Horizon explosion, BP was involved in another major pollution case in Texas.

Excerpts from this story referencing "BP":

"… defined the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history — and sealed BP PLC’s reputation as a corporate polluter.But two weeks before the Deepwa …"

"… 11 workers and spewing millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP was spewing a different kind of pollution — in a major case that has rec …"

"… gned to burn only during emergencies. The single “emissions event,” as BP reported it to the state, triggered by an equipment breakdown, lasted 959 …"

"… urt.Overshadowed by the spill, this litigation is also proving tangled for BP. As many as 47,830 residents, plant contractors, and nearby workers — mo …"

In U.S. Steel town, fatal gas explosion goes unpunished by OSHA

By Jim Morris

The 2009 death of Nick Revetta exposes flaws in the system designed to protect American workers.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Delaware":

"… ety supervisor in OSHA's Region 3 office, covering Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C., urged inspectors …"

"… about Jeff Davis, a boilermaker at the Motiva Enterprises oil refinery in Delaware whose body “literally dissolved” in sulfuric acid after a storage-tank …"

Landmark diesel exhaust study stalled amid industry and congressional objections

By Jim Morris

Publication of a landmark government study of lung cancer in miners is delayed by an industry group and its congressional allies

Excerpts from this story referencing "Boston University":

"… lock and key.Richard Clapp, emeritus professor of environmental health at Boston University, is among several public health experts who called the situation unusual." …"

"… IARC reassessment - assuming the findings are published by then.Clapp, of Boston University, said the mining industry has an incentive to keep any bad news about dies …"

EPA's Toxics Release Inventory doesn't offer full picture of pollution

By Corbin Hiar

Agency database shows emissions are down overall, but self-reporting makes the data suspect

Excerpts from this story referencing "Clean Air Act":

"… ty and NPR reported in the Poisoned Places series, an investigation of lax Clean Air Act enforcement.In Tonawanda, N.Y., a small town outside of Buffalo, citizens …"

Where regulators failed, citizens took action — testing their own air

Citizens concerned about toxic emissions near Buffalo tested the air themselves - forcing complacent regulators to act.

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. Environmental Protection Agency":

"… to enforce the Clean Air Act. Finally in 2009 the state, together with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, swooped down on the plant for a week-long surprise inspection. Inspectors …"

Senate bill aims to tighten regulation of oil spill dispersants

By Chris Hamby and Jim Morris

Reacting to health worries about chemical dispersants used in the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg intro

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration":

"… 00 Gulf cleanup workers. Eileen Senn, a former compliance officer with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and now an industrial hygiene consultant in Ewing, N.J., told the Center f …"