EPA Sets Historic Standards for Methane from Oil and Gas, Must Finish the Job

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By Meleah Geertsma, Natural Resources Defense Council Today, EPA took a historic first step in combatting the second largest industrial contributor to climate change in the U.S.—methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. The agency adopted long-overdue standards requiring operators to...
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Workers’ Memorial Week 2016: “We’re Here, But He’s Not Here”

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By National COSH In April 2015, a rail car explosion in Omaha took the lives of two Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services employees: 40-year-old Dallas Foulk and 44-year-old Adrian LaPour. On April 28, in an event organized by United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities,  friends, family...
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EPA Must Do More to Secure Chemical Facility Safety for Fenceline Communities

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By Pallavi Phartiyal, Union of Concerned Scientists This week marks the close of the public comment period for a little-known yet important proposed rule, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Risk Management Program (RMP), aimed to improve the safety and security of over 12,000 facilities that...
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