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

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.

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

"… t investigations have been adopted by oil companies, trade groups, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the government’s main workplace safety agency.Almost four years …"

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

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 "Wis":

"… an health.” Question of Whether Ends Justify Means The case of a Wisconsin ethanol plant with a long history of pollution problems demonstrates …"

"… onmental compliance in regard to the stimulus. Documents obtained by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, which collaborated with the Cen …"

"… factor. Didion’s stimulus grant for expanding its ethanol plant in Wisconsin offers a case study. Less than a month before its approval, a fede …"

"… n receiving 11 violation notices since 2005 — among the most for any Wisconsin company. The agency has labeled it a “high priority violator.& …"

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 "Environment":

"… ted States and processes more than 460,000 barrels of oil per day. …"

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 "Texas":

"… Franken repeatedly cited the story’s key finding: that BP refineries in Texas and Ohio accounted for 97 percent of “egregious willful” or “willful …"

"… elieved it had come into compliance with OSHA orders after its refinery in Texas City, Texas, exploded in March 2005, killing 15 workers and injuring 170. …"

"… ad come into compliance with OSHA orders after its refinery in Texas City, Texas, exploded in March 2005, killing 15 workers and injuring 170. The number o …"

"… osed a record $87 million penalty against BP for alleged violations at the Texas City refinery – violations that, according to regulators, reflected the …"

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

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