Tap Water Containing Lead is Poisoning Flint, Michigan Residents
By: Vanessa J. Lawrence Two years ago, to save money, the state of Michigan switched Flint’s water supply from Lake Huron (the fifth largest freshwater lake in the world) to the Flint River (a notorious tributary that runs through town known to locals for its filth). Soon after the switch, the water started to look, […]
“This ain’t your daddy’s diesel”–Or is it?
http://www.vw.com/features/clean-diesel/ The NYTs reported that EPA “directed Volkswagen to recall nearly a half-million cars, saying the automaker illegally installed software in its diesel-powered cars to evade standards for reducing smog.” The Justice Department is reportedly investigating the company for potential violations of the Clean Air Act. The damages for such a violation could be significant. […]
Do Corporations Have a Legal Obligation to Disclose Slave Labor in Their Supply Chains?
The Guardian recently conducted an investigation of slavery in the shrimp farming industry in Thailand, finding that “Slaves forced to work for no pay for years at a time under threat of extreme violence are being used in Asia in the production of seafood sold by major US, British and other European retailers.” http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour. Now […]