The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed fining three oil companies a combined $93,000 for allegedly misidentifying Bakken Shale crude oil slated for rail transport. This com... Read more
It now appears that the lawsuit against ExxonMobil Corp., which seeks millions in civil fines and cleanup costs, will be tried in June of next year. The suit, filed in an Arkansas federal co... Read more
Oil and gas companies are doing a terrible job of disclosing climate and deepwater drilling risks, even in light of the tragic Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report released last m... Read more
Over the years, the big oil companies have been able to control what happens in Congress and now the American people are paying for it. The companies have gained and maintained control by gi... Read more
Exxon Mobil Corp. and two affiliates have agreed to pay a $2.9 million civil penalty to resolve allegations that the company violated Massachusetts air pollution laws. The settlement require... Read more
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
It’s being reported that the oil industry fought efforts by federal regulators, safety advocates, and environmental activists which would enhance the safety of workers and reduce the risk of... Read more
All of the world now knows about the massive oil spill resulting from the explosion and sinking of the oil platform Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20th. When we sent this i... Read more
Any lawyer who has ever been involved in litigation against the powerful and politically influential oil industry knows how little regard the companies have for safety. If anybody really bel... Read more
Eleven workers were killed in an explosion and fire last month at an offshore drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Fortunately, most of the 126 people on board escaped safely after the e... Read more
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