Alpine Helicopter Service has been implicated in dozens of complaints of crop loss and personal injury when pesticides it sprayed allegedly landed on the wrong targets. Now, the state of California is suing the company and taking a stand on pesticide misuse.
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Michele Gran used to warn her sons to be careful in the world. Then her worst nightmare came true.
Boxed In: Dollar Tree, the Giant Discount Chain, Cited for Job Safety Violations at Dozens of Stores
Run-ins with job safety regulators are routine for Dollar Tree, the huge discount retail chain. A FairWarning investigation found that more than 150 company stores have been cited for safety violations since December 2015, despite a settlement with OSHA in which Dollar Tree agreed to pay $825,000 in penalties and clean up its act.
To his supporters, former air marshal Robert MacLean personifies the best traits of whistleblowers, determined to expose the government's dirty laundry, even at high personal cost. To critics, he's an obsessive and even vindictive ex-federal employee who overstepped his bounds. Now he's battling over the need for secondary barriers to keep would-be intruders from reaching the cockpit.
President Trump is revoking California's authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards, setting the stage for a Supreme Court battle.
The shooting massacre in Odessa, Texas, highlighted gaps in the system of background checks. The shooter's effort to buy a gun from a licensed dealer was rejected, so he turned to private market instead.
Convenience, selection and quick delivery have made Amazon a trusted brand. But a team of Wall Street Journal reporters found thousands of products for sale on Amazon that wouldn’t be permitted on the shelves of big box stores because they had been deemed unsafe or were outright banned by federal regulators.
The Endangered Species Act is getting an overhaul by the Trump White House that will affect hundreds of species now considered "threatened."
The firm, PriorityWorkforce, has run afoul of safety regulators, and now it's trying to find jobs for the homeless.
New members of EPA science advisory panels, including some with industry ties, were not not properly screened for ethical conflicts, according to the Government Accountability Office.
Driver-assistance technology is becoming more common. Major carmakers have pledged to make automated emergency braking standard on all vehicles by 2022, for example. But technical barriers, plus the general unease of consumers, make full automation a farther reach, despite what Elon Musk may say.
Lawyers presented a federal judge in Ohio with a proposal that would allow every town, city or county in the country to receive a payment from the companies that have made and sold prescription opioids. Local governments opting in to the settlement would get money to help address the public health crisis stemming from opioid abuse.
High Stakes as Trump Administration Rebuffs Automakers’ Appeal in Showdown on Fuel Economy Standards
The Trump Administration is sticking to its plan to weaken vehicle emission standards, despite appeals from the auto industry that the rollback goes too far.
Some said they know getting a climate bill signed into law by President Trump is nearly impossible, but they hoped to persuade lawmakers who could outlast him of the urgency of the matter.
Over the years, hundreds of workers have died from heat stress in fields and at construction sites. Citing the warming climate, groups have renewed calls for a federal heat standard.