Economy & Business

"Justices Bar Nigerian Human Rights Case From U.S. Courts"

"WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Nigerian plaintiffs who said foreign oil companies had been complicit in violating their human rights may not sue in American courts. The decision limited the sweep of a 1789 law that had been used to address human rights abuses abroad."

Source: NY Times, 04/19/2013

Analysis: "Emissions Rules Put Alternative-Fuel Vehicles in a Bind"

"WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency's latest proposed tightening of limits on sulfur in gasoline, and its previous rules, will most likely have the perverse consequence of retarding the development of cars running on batteries, advanced biofuels or hydrogen -- all promising but expensive technologies that have not become mass-market products."

Source: NY Times, 04/03/2013

"Rumors of a Cheap-Energy Jobs Boom Remain Just That"

"These are good times for Libbey, a 125-year-old American glassmaker that nearly went bankrupt four years ago. The company’s shares have risen to almost $20 from below $1, sales of its tableware are at a record high, and its energy-intensive factories saved more than $5 million in 2012 as natural gas prices fell."

Source: NY Times, 04/02/2013

"Business Interests Trump Health Concerns in Fish Consumption Fight"

"The Washington State Department of Ecology has known since the 1990s that its water-pollution limits have meant some Washingtonians regularly consume dangerous amounts of toxic chemicals in fish from local waterways."

Source: Investigate West, 04/01/2013

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