Our country has failed to address the dangers of hazardous chemical facilities.
Over one night in December 1984, the people of Bhopal became the victims of the worst industrial disaster in history. Over the following decades, they became the victims of corporate neglect, as the pesticide plant made infamous by the gas disaster leached toxins into their drinking water.
The administration has moved slowly on the process, and there also appears to be a risk that the administration will not, as our coalition of community and environmental organizations has strongly urged, issue the rule so that it takes effect before President Obama leaves office.
It is neither justice nor equality when a U.S. company can evade accountability for the deaths of thousands of people in India.
Neither Union Carbide nor its successor, Dow, has apologized to the people of Bhopal, India, where what is still known as the world's worst industrial disaster took place 30 years ago this week.
Barton brings to life the character of Eva Gascon, a journalist trying to discern the truth behind Union Carbide's conduct leading up to the tragic gas incident, in a truly captivating manner in this thought-provoking film.
The anniversary of the Bhopal disaster should shame us, and worry us about our own vulnerability to cost-cutting at domestic chemical factories. But it should also provoke despair at how successive Indian governments treat the health of its citizens with such indifference.
This August a select number of Congressional offices working on international issues received an email from Advanced Energy for Life, a new PR entity extolling energy from coal. We, along with the Congressional staffers who told us about the mailing, gulped in amazement.
Burson-Marsteller has a long history of working on PR campaigns that downplay or contradict established health concerns. The
In West Virginia after a cavalier chemical company poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 people, the corporate-hugging, right-wing extremist group Americans for the Prosperous congratulated itself for doling out bottled water one day.
President Obama has sent clear signals that he will pursue initiatives that he can move forward within existing laws and without the need to wrestle with Congress. Now is the time for the president to take action to protect communities from the threat of chemical disasters.
The emails released so far have caused little stir among analysts of both foreign policy and business news. As of yet they