Jeff Brady

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Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The 1989 oil spill prompted changes in oil industry regulation and spill research. But oil companies today are working in more remote places than ever, from the Arctic to deep below the ocean floor.


A Dubious Birthday For The Exxon Valdez

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Exxon Valdez spill prompted lawmakers and regulators to change how they oversee the oil industry. And while experts say the industry's safer now, riskier work continues to test the rules.


Customer Surveys Are Here To Stay. Suggestions For Improvement?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Companies want to know what you think of their product — and they're not afraid to ask. Surveys might be annoyingly pervasive to customers, but they provide valuable information for a low price.


State Department: Keystone XL Would Not Worsen Warming

Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Keystone XL oil pipeline proposal cleared a significant hurdle Friday. The State Department concluded the project would not significantly worsen the problem of climate change. The decision has angered environmentalists, who don't want the project to go through.


In Colorado, A Couple Finds Relief In Obamacare

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

A small business owner and her husband expect to save big on health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Their monthly health insurance bill will drop by more than half once the policy they're buying on the Colorado health exchange takes effect.


Fuel Supply System Fixes Pick Up Gas After Superstorm Sandy

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

After Sandy hit the region around New York City last year, many residents had difficulty finding gas for their cars and generators. It's now clear there were problems all along the fuel supply chain. Policymakers have been examining what happened and how to prevent it in the future.


Penn State To Pay Nearly $60 Million To Sandusky Abuse Victims

Monday, October 28, 2013

Officials at Pennsylvania State University say the school will pay almost $60 million to 26 men over their claims that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused them.


Cash-Strapped Philadelphia Schools Ask Parents To Fill Gaps

Friday, September 06, 2013

The Philadelphia school system was forced to cut millions of dollars from its budget, lay off hundreds of employees and shutter nearly two dozen schools to help close a billion dollar shortfall. Some principals are asking parents to "contribute" as much as $600 per student to help pay for basic supplies and the school superintendent threatened to delay the start of classes this month until the city kicked in $50 million to cover the minimum level of staffing.


Amish Community Not Anti-Technology, Just More Thoughtful

Monday, September 02, 2013

The Amish are perceived as shunning technology, but it's more complicated than that. Many Amish communities embrace newer technologies such as power tools and word processors, but only after determining they won't harm the community or disrupt family life.


States Target Hybrids As Gas Tax Revenues Ebb

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Americans are using less gasoline, and that affects how much money is available for constructing and repairing highways. Some states are levying taxes and fees on hybrids and electric cars to make up for lost revenue.


Railroad In Deadly Canadian Crash Files Bankruptcy

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The rail company involved in the explosion that killed 47 people in a small Quebec town last month has filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy is a direct result of the explosion, in which a run-away train carrying oil derailed and blew up not far from the Maine-Quebec border.


Penn State To Penalize Workers Who Refuse Health Screenings

Friday, August 02, 2013

The university plans to charge employees who refuse to submit to health screenings an extra $100 a month for their health care benefits. But some employees object, saying the university should encourage workers to be healthy rather than penalize those who don't want to participate in the new program.


Halliburton Pleads Guilty To Destroying Oil Spill Evidence

Friday, July 26, 2013

Halliburton has admitted to destroying evidence in the Deepwater Horizon case. The company pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and will pay a $200,000 fine.


Offshore Drilling Rig Remains On Fire In Gulf Of Mexico

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A natural gas well off the Louisiana coast has caught fire after a blowout forced the evacuation of 44 workers. It is unclear how long it will take to extinguish the blaze.


Rail Industry Vows To Learn From Fiery Accident In Canada

Monday, July 15, 2013

As investigators look for what caused last weekend's train crash in Canada, a question is emerging across the border in the U.S.: Could it happen here? Transportation safety officials have warned railroads for years about the types of tanker cars involved in the Lac-Megantic accident. But they are still widely used in Canada and the U-S.


Crews Still Searching For Missing After Quebec Train Accident

Monday, July 08, 2013

In rural Eastern Quebec, crews are searching for about 40 people reported missing after a train pulling oil tankers crashed early Saturday morning. As Canadian authorities investigate, the accident has underscored existing concerns over a dramatic increase of oil shipments by rail in the U.S.


'Gasland' Sequel Has More Fracking Horror Stories

Monday, July 08, 2013

The documentary Gasland inspired legions of "fracktivists" to oppose natural gas drilling booms across the country. Now the film has a sequel. Gasland Part II by director Josh Fox begins airing on HBO Monday night.


Gay Marriage Now A State-By-State Battle

Saturday, June 29, 2013

After this week's Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage, supporters and opponents are turning their attention to individual states, where several legislatures are expected to take up the issue.


Coal Industry Concerned By Obama's Climate Change Plans

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

President Obama on Tuesday announced a wide-ranging plan to address climate change. Rather than taking it to Congress, Obama is implementing the plan on his own. The president wants the Environmental Protection Agency to restrict carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The biggest source of those emissions is coal-fired facilities.


New Blood Sparks Identity Crisis For Fraternal Group Of Farmers

Friday, June 14, 2013

A fraternal agriculture organization known as the Grange must bring in younger members to survive. But the new generation's interest in environmental issues and food politics is clashing with the Grange's support of industrial farms.