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10 October 2010

Big oil seeks to reverse global warming restrictions [USA]

Author: Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

If supporters of Proposition 23 prevail in the Nov. 2 election, California's landmark global warming law would be suspended indefinitely. But out-of-state oil companies funding the initiative appear to have their sights set higher. Success in halting...

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13 November 2010

Companies quizzed on water risks awareness

Author: Financial Times

A decade after launching a global initiative to encourage companies to report on their carbon emissions, the Carbon Disclosure Project has turned its attention to another vital resource – water. On Friday it launched the Water Disclosure Project,...

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3 April 2011

Utilities Knew Of Chrome-6 Contamination For Years [USA]

Author: Environmental Working Group [USA]

Some water utility representatives have protested Environmental Working Group’s report of...worrisome levels of chromium-6, a suspected carcinogen, in the drinking water of 31 cities across the country. Yet the tap water industry...conduct[ed] its...

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9 June 2011

PG&E's tardy revelation of earlier San Bruno leak

Author: Jaxon Van Derbeken, San Francisco Chronicle [USA]

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. admitted only recently to federal investigators that the San Bruno gas pipeline that ruptured disastrously last year at a flawed seam weld suffered a leak at a similar weld 22 years earlier, the head of the agency leading...

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29 June 2011

Nuke Plant Inspections Find Flaws in Disaster Readiness [USA]

Author: John Sullivan, ProPublica [USA]

A special inspection of U.S. nuclear plants after the Fukushima disaster in Japan revealed problems with emergency equipment and disaster procedures that are far more pervasive than publicly described by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a review of...

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8 August 2011

PG&E workers say safety warnings ignored [USA]

Author: Steve Johnson, MercuryNews [USA]

PG&E repeatedly ignored safety concerns raised by its employees in the years before the deadly San Bruno explosion, and the workers were sometimes punished for speaking up, according to lawsuits against the utility and interviews with the workers...

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21 August 2011

PG&E knew of vulnerable welds in 2008, memo shows [USA]

Author: Jaxon Van Derbeken, San Francisco Chronicle [USA]

Pacific Gas and Electric…knew in 2008 that the San Bruno gas line that later exploded…had multiple potentially at-risk welds, but decided to spike the system's pressure so it could avoid the possibility of costly inspections, according to a company...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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26 March 2012

Adidas, Nestlé Among Companies With Top Marks for Reporting on Child Labour, Climate or Water Risks

Author: Norges Bank Investment Management

9 companies...received top marks for reporting on social or environmental risks in 2011. More than a third of the companies in the annual evaluation by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)...scored zero. “Failure to manage social and environmental...

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26 March 2012

PVH, H&M, Adidas, Gildan Activewear, Next & Gap receive "top marks" in child labour risk report

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