Blog Posts in 2012

  • 22-Dec-2012

    Judge Approves Class Settlement In Gulf Oil Spill

    CNN and a number of other media outlets are reporting that BP has agreed to a settlement with tens of thousands of individuals and business who suffered economic harm as a result of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which resulted in more than ...
  • 11-Dec-2012

    Illinois Transportation Company Ordered To Halt Operations

    According to the transportation website, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently ordered two transportation companies to suspend all operations, including a Champaign, Illinois based company - Lincolnland ...
  • 7-Dec-2012

    Companies Failing to Disclose Dangerous Chemical Use

    According to the Chicago Tribune, a recent investigation by The Center for Environmental Health ("CEH") found that several major California retailers were violating a California law requiring that customers be warned of products containing ...
  • 4-Dec-2012

    Dangerous & Defective Toys Seized By Authorities

    According to reports from NBC News and ABC News, federal authorities have intercepted more than 2 million foreign made toys destined for U.S. stores. According to the reports, the U.S. Customs and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) explained ...
  • 28-Nov-2012

    Concerns Raised Over Outsourcing Of Drug Trials

    Reuters reported on Tuesday that a new report issued by the nonprofit group Access to Medicines Index highlights concerns over major drug companies that outsource clinical trials in developing nations to so-called contract research organizations ...
  • 27-Nov-2012

    Government Suspends Operations At Suspect Peanut Butter Factory

    Reuters reported today that the federal government suspended operations at a New Mexico peanut butter manufacturing plant suspected in a recent salmonella outbreak. According to the Food and Drug Administration, this outbreak has already sickened 41 ...
  • 26-Nov-2012

    Increase In Bounce House Injuries

    ABC News recently reported that a new study conducted by the journal Pediatrics has found that the number of children treated for bounce-house related injuries doubled from 2008. Even more alarming, the report noted that the 11,300 children treated ...
  • 16-Nov-2012

    High Energy Drinks Connected To Deaths

    According to a recent report in the New York Times, the Food and Drug Administration has reported that the popular 5-Hour Energy Drink has been implicated in at least 13 deaths over the past 4 years. These reports follow revelations that another ...
  • 26-Oct-2012

    Energy Drink Labels Often Inaccurate

    Reuters news agency recently reported that a Consumer Reports study found that the labels on popular energy drinks are often inaccurate, and frequently do not disclose exactly how much caffeine may be in a particular drink. In fact, the study ...
  • 19-Oct-2012

    Oil Company Pipeline Threatens Great Lakes Ecosystem

    The New York Times reported yesterday that a new report issued by the National Wildlife Federation raises very serious concerns about the safety of an oil pipeline network running through the Great Lakes region that is operated by the oil company ...
  • 18-Oct-2012

    Chevron Faces Legal Action Over Ecuador Pollution Claims

    Earlier this week, a court in Ecuador issued yet another order against the U.S. oil giant Chevron in relation to allegations that Chevron contaminated a large area of the Amazon from 1964 to 1992. The court order allows plaintiffs in the case to ...
  • 17-Oct-2012

    Halloween Pirate Costumes Seized Due To High Lead Levels

    With the arrival of beautiful fall colors and cool crisp autumn evenings, reminders abound that we are again approaching a favorite time of year for children around the country -- Halloween. With brand new costumes, Halloween parties and the thought ...

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