Safety

Chico Marx famously asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?”

For a company like ExxonMobil, hurricane season isn’t a five-month stretch from June to November. It’s year-round.


The WHO’s updated estimates on deaths from household air pollution offer a sobering reminder of the universal human need for energy and modern energy infrastructure.

The president’s remarks from Tuesday garnered a lot of attention because of their focus on climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline. Let’s hope they don’t overshadow a significant development that emerged the same day: A scientific study that provides strong support for the importance and safety of Keystone XL.


EPA officials probably wouldn’t admit it, but the agency’s action last Thursday would seem to confirm industry’s contention that state and local authorities are better equipped to handle the regulation and monitoring of hydraulic fracturing than the federal government.

We often hear that partisan politics have gridlocked Washington. But last week a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement to break a legislative deadlock on chemical safety reform. The result is a bill which is receiving positive reviews from industry as well as environmental groups.



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