Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: oil refinery

US oil refineries expose communities to cancer-causing benzene, report finds

Self-reported data showed that last year the highest average net benzene levels were produced by a refinery owned by Marathon Petroleum in Texas City, Texas.

US oil companies set to reap up to $126 billion in...

"There's a simple way to stop this profiteering: put a tax on the excess profits oil companies are making because of this crisis."

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first...

This is a perfect chance for President Biden to show the country and the world just how serious he is about environmental justice.

Massive fire erupts at Indonesian oil refinery

“The cause of the fire is not known with certainty, but at the time of the incident, it was raining heavily accompanied by lightning.”

Oil refineries face shutdowns as demand collapses

In other words, facing a mounting glut and no ability to lower output further, some refineries may simply need to shut down entirely.

Mexico is letting an oil company destroy protected mangroves for an...

Satellite images posted on Quartz show the cleared land to accommodate the construction.

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US follows Germany’s lead to send battle tanks to Ukraine

The U.S. agreed to send 31 tanks, and Germany agreed to 14.
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Ranked choice voting makes elections less painful, less expensive, and can help make our government more inclusive and responsive to what people actually want.

What can the United States bring to the peace table for Ukraine?

The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.

Simply PFAS: Lawsuit claims ‘all natural’ orange juice brand contains toxic forever chemicals

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a growing concern because of the many health impacts associated with exposure and their tendency to persist in the human body for months to years and in the environment for thousands of years.

Why union workers are a first line of defense to protect Social Security

Is the Republican plan to move the goalposts on those already paying into Social Security going to force younger Americans to work themselves into the grave?