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Making Houston More Bike Friendly: Tuesday’s Show (July 7, 2015)

Posted on · A couple weeks back, cyclists staged a "die-in" outside Houston’s City Hall, to send a message to the City Council that cyclists need safer roads and that motorists need to be held accountable for bike-related accidents, especially in light of four bicycle-related fatalities that occurred over a recent three-week period. The demonstration outside City Hall […]

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Deepwater Horizon: Lessons Learned Five Years Later

Posted on · Five years ago Monday, an oil well exploded deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven crewmen were killed on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. That deadly incident was just the start of what became an all-out environmental catastrophe, as millions of barrels of crude oil spilled […]


BP To Pay Largest Criminal Settlement In US History

Posted on · The Justice Department and BP have agreed to $4.5 billion dollar settlement over the oil company's 2010 oil rig explosion. The federal government has also charged two BP managers with manslaughter. The deal is part of an ongoing criminal investigation into the massive oil spill.


Attorney: ‘BP Doesn’t Get It’

Posted on · The mother of an infant who died in June after the release of hazardous chemicals from BP's Texas City refinery is suing the company. Her attorney says the wrongful death lawsuit is one of thousands filed against the company in connection with the harmful emissions. Pat Hernandez has the story.


Non-oil Lawsuit Against BP Grows

Posted on · The number of Texas City residents adding their names to a class-action lawsuit against BP continues to grow. The case has nothing to do with the recent oil spill. It stems from the release of toxic chemicals into the air over a 40 day period this spring. Bill Stamps has the story.