“It’s cheaper for companies to run an unsafe plant and occasionally pay those fines, than for them to provide a safe work environment," Oliver said.
The Louisiana senator plays the fool again for an audience of one.
As worker deaths from COVID-19 rise at American meat plants, Donald Trump plans to order them to stay open, provide only federal “guidance” for safety procedures and immunize them from any lawsuits if they fail to properly protect workers.
Last cycle, with no help from the DCCC-- Mike held Trump enabler Michael McCaul to just 51.1%. He's got what it takes to win, so he's started working as if he's already elected; organizing pandemic-era workplace protections for the working families of Texas.
“Fair pay and safe workplaces” sums it up. The rule, which Trump and the Republicans saw fit to repeal, stated that our government should contract with companies that have “a satisfactory record of integrity and business ethics.”
**UPDATE** The Verrückt (German for insane) slide was not exactly a 'safe' ride, and there were red flags that should have been heeded.
Bloomberg investigates the impacts of uranium mining in Jadugara, India, on thousands of poor villagers living in the toxic shadows of India’s nuclear power boom, and more.
BP has dumped over $500 million into PR, attacking “judges, special masters, and claimants’ lawyers - trying to change the focus from its tragic track record of ignoring safety and deepwater despair.”
People are rising up, and in the years to come, we are going to see some real changes.
The fertilizer plant that exploded on in West, Texas in April, wiping out part of a small Texas town and killing at least 14 people, had last year been storing 1,350 times the amount of ammonium nitrate that would normally trigger safety oversight by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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