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Political Analysis - Safety and the Oil Industry - 08/21/12
Aug 22nd, 2012 by progressiveradionetwork at 7:00 pm
US Oil Refineries' Ongoing History of Explosions, Fires, Spills, Leaks, Toxic Gas Releases and Lack of Accountability -- Ubiquitous And Getting Worse
On tonight's Political Analysis, host Sandy LeonVest is joined by three members of the United Steelworkers (USW) -- Kim Nibarger, health and safety oil expert for the USW, Jim Lefton, assistant director for USW's District 13 and USW spokeswoman Lynne Hancock -- for a look at the oil refinery industry from a workers' -- and community safety -- perspective. They discuss the industry's shocking record of safety violations, mismanagement, lack of accountability and what tonight's guests call "criminal" behavior on the part of upper management and executives in a corrupt and arrogant culture, which routinely places profits above worker and community health and safety.

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