As hearings commenced on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster last month, members of Congress chastised the largest oil companies, accusing them of being no better prepared than BP to avert... Read more
Cost-cutting by BP added significantly to the danger of an explosion at the company’s Gulf of Mexico oil well. It appears that BP made decisions that increased the risk of a blowout to... Read more
A U.S. House committee chairman has begun investigating the electrocutions of at least 12 service members in Iraq. In the latest incident in January, a soldier was killed by a jolt of electr... Read more
Rep. Henry Waxman, who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has called for a wide-ranging federal investigation into Blackwater Worldwide. He says that the private... Read more
A Congressional panel has asked the Federal Reserve for details on its decision to hire BlackRock Inc. to manage $30 billion in assets held by the Fed after JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s... Read more
A recent survey of scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency showed that hundreds of scientists are complaining about outside political interference and pressure from superiors who w... Read more
One of my favorite actors, Dennis Quaid, made a noteworthy appearance before a Congressional Committee last month. With his newborn twins steadily recovering from a grave medical error that... Read more
Public Citizen has urged Congress to pass legislation without delay that would restore the rights of patients injured by defective or inadequately labeled medical devices to seek compensatio... Read more
The nation’s toxic chemical regulatory law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), is in drastic need of reform. The industry-friendly act was passed in 1976 and has never been chang... Read more
A coalition of 112 religious, scientific, consumer, civil liberties, civil rights, peace, small-business, labor, libertarian, journalism, environmental, and good-government organizations, re... Read more
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