dirt diggers digest
October 6, 2015 -
A Clean Air Act loophole exempts the auto industry from criminal penalties, so federal law enforcement officials are considering bringing charges against emissions-cheating Volkswagen under other laws. Criminal charges in environmental cases have ample precedent, as BP, Transocean, Halliburton, Wal-Mart and Duke Energy can attest.
September 1, 2015 -
Fossil-fuel apologists have accused the Obama administration of waging a war on coal, but the real war is the one coal companies have for years carried out against the health and safety of their workforce.
April 17, 2015 -
Tobacco giants Reynolds American and Altria are suing the federal government over regulation of color-coded cigarette packing, arguing that it impinges on the corporations' free-speech rights.
January 9, 2015 -
Why are prosecutors so reluctant to go after corporate criminals? That's the question considered in a new book by law professor and Center for Progressive Reform President Rena Steinzor.
December 10, 2014 -
A CEO who has knowingly placed human lives in danger should be prosecuted as toughly as street criminals who do the same.
November 14, 2014 -
With North Carolina-based Bank of America and other big banks in trouble again -- this time over pursuing consumer debts that aren't legally collectable and manipulating foreign currency markets -- isn't it time for the Justice Department to stop allowing corporations to evade prosecution?
October 27, 2014 -
Predatory lenders continue to target members of the U.S. military -- and they're getting help from some state politicians like North Carolina House Speaker and U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis.