King Coal and Big Oil are in Trouble

The true cost of fossil fuels is getting harder to ignore. When a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, killing 11 workers and unleashing a catastrophic spill, the coal-mine explosion in West Virginia that killed 29 miners hadn’t yet faded from...

Adding Toxic Chemicals to a Toxic Oil Spill

Let’s say that you have a water well, and a leak from an underground tank at a nearby gasoline station has contaminated your water. Not to worry, says the station owner, for he can fix the problem by dumping a secret mixture of toxic chemicals into your well....

Filthy Factories Won’t Help Sick Kids

Conditions at the Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, Johnson & Johnson factory that produced now recalled children’s medicines including children’s Tylenol, Motrin, and Benadryl were apparently appalling. “This inspection report is pretty close to...