Submitted by Liza Tucker on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:59
As government scrutiny intensifies on ExxonMobil, the company is apparently getting out of the state. Exxon is reportedly selling its hobbled Torrance refinery in the wake of an investigation into management's responsibility for an explosion Feb.18 that endangered workers and the community.
Submitted by Liza Tucker on Mon, 09/28/2015 - 12:08
When Barbara Lee came up for confirmation as Director of the Department of Toxic Substances Control in July, 50 groups begged the California Senate Rules Committee and Senate pro Tem Kevin de León to put off a vote until Lee, who had been in office six months, took action to punish serial hazardous waste polluters, deny them permits, and force them to clean up communities under toxic assault.
Submitted by Liza Tucker on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 09:34
It’s business as usual when it comes to refineries blocking investigations into accidents that touch off explosions and fires and that sometimes kill workers and bystanders. And now, ExxonMobil is refusing to respond to subpoenas from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.
Submitted by Liza Tucker on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 16:01
The mailer that landed in thousands of Angelenos’ mailboxes earlier this week slamming California’s signature legislation to slash petroleum use in cars and trucks in half by 2030 was sent by a grassrootsie-sounding group called the California Drivers Alliance.