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.

'Model' workplaces avoid special government scrutiny targeting hazardous industries

By Chris Hamby

'Model' workplaces avoid special scrutiny targeting hazardous industries

Excerpts from this story referencing "Christmas":

"… es at nine of Valero’s refineries. Manis had received T-shirts, pens and Christmas ornaments stamped with the program’s logo — gifts from his employer. T …"

BP's Iris Cross starred in two disaster PR campaigns

By Aaron Mehta

Before oil spills ads, BP's Iris Cross drew jury tampering accusations in earlier disaster

Regulatory flaws, repeated violations put oil refinery workers at risk

By Jim Morris, Chris Hamby and M.B. Pell

The nation’s refineries are plagued by equipment failures and sometimes-fatal accidents that in many cases could have been prevented.

Use of toxic acid puts millions at risk

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

A 2009 explosion in Corpus Christ sheds light on danger of toxic acid cloud

Excerpts from this story referencing "Patty Murray":

"… h a mandate would be “unnecessary and potentially very disruptive.”But Patty Murray, who chairs a U.S. Senate subcommittee on employment and workplace safety, …"

Big polluters freed from environmental oversight by stimulus

By Kristen Lombardi and John Solomon

In the name of job creation and clean energy, the Obama administration has doled out billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the na

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jim Ludwig":

"… t that record should be looked at holistically,” said Westar’s Jim Ludwig. “I think we’ve clearly passed any kind of threshold.” …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas City, Texas":

"… t in a series of federal government fines and settlements linked to BP’s Texas City, Texas refinery.Between March 2004 and August 2005, a series of fires, explosions …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… pay a $50.6 million penalty and spend at least $500 million to upgrade its Texas City, Texas, refinery where a 2005 explosion killed 15 workers.The record …"

"… million penalty and spend at least $500 million to upgrade its Texas City, Texas, refinery where a 2005 explosion killed 15 workers.The record fine was neg …"

"… worst worker safety violations at two BP refineries, including the one in Texas City.UPDATE 4:22 PM“The size of the penalty rightly reflects BP’s disr …"

"… the agreement gives OSHA an “unprecedented level of oversight” at the Texas City refinery and is far superior to a 2005 agreement it struck with BP fo …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate subcommittee":

"… lations at two BP refineries continues to reverberate in Congress.During a Senate subcommittee hearing last Thursday, Democratic Sen. Al Franken repeatedly cited the sto …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… s. But the firm has been under intense OSHA scrutiny since its refinery in Texas City, Texas, exploded in March 2005, killing 15 workers. While continuing …"

"… irm has been under intense OSHA scrutiny since its refinery in Texas City, Texas, exploded in March 2005, killing 15 workers. While continuing its probe in …"

"… exploded in March 2005, killing 15 workers. While continuing its probe in Texas City, OSHA launched a nationwide refinery inspection program in June 2007 …"

"… om of Information Act for OSHA’s nationwide program and for the parallel Texas City inspection show that BP received a total of 862 citations between Jun …"

Judge urged to revoke BP refinery probation after Gulf Oil Spill

By Kristen Lombardi

The worsening BP p.l.c. oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a good reason to revoke the oil giant’s court-ordered probation and plea agreemen