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The other BP catastrophe

The beleaguered BP Texas City refinery faces two lawsuits: "BP collects... fines like speeding tickets," says an attorney who's represented BP workers. "A million dollars doesn't register on the BP corporate books... They look at a million-dollar fine as a nuisance and the cost of doing business."... Read more»

Huge toxic release from BP refinery just before blowout

Two weeks before the blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the huge, trouble-plagued BP refinery in Texas City, Tex., spewed tens of thousands of pounds of toxic chemicals into the skies. The release began April 6 and lasted 40 days.... Read more»