December 15, 2016 -
A Louisiana environmental health advocate says that if President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson, does for the world what he's done for Louisiana, "God help us."
November 13, 2015 -
President Obama rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline last week, citing climate concerns. But Canadian tar sands oil is already flowing to refineries in the South, putting vulnerable communities at even greater risk for pollution-related health problems.
August 28, 2015 -
When Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast 10 years ago this month, it passed over some of the nation's densest oil and gas production infrastructure. The resulting spills offer crucial lessons for residents of the Atlantic Coast as federal regulators weigh a plan to open an area from Virginia to Georgia to offshore drilling.
July 16, 2015 -
This week the nonprofit law firm Earthjustice filed suit over government violations of civil rights laws in communities including Tallassee, Alabama and Beaumont, Texas.
February 26, 2015 -
A strike among oil refinery workers continues into the fourth week as negotiations continue. The strike was sparked by concerns over safety standards.
February 13, 2015 -
Thousands of U.S. oil refinery workers are on strike over health and safety. They cite outsourcing, short staffing, and forced overtime that produces dangerous fatigue -- in a job where mistakes can be fatal.
February 4, 2015 -
Environmentalists are calling for solidarity with U.S. oil refinery workers as they stage the biggest industry work stoppage in 30 years over issues including unsafe staffing, onerous overtime and dangerous conditions.