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NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Distrust of corporations remains high among American consumers three-plus years after the nation's financial crisis, with a majority (64%) saying it's harder for US companies to gain their trust today than it was a few years ago.
A US commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Tuesday that an overhaul of industry practices and tougher safety measures are needed to avoid a repeat of the worst oil disaster in US history.
Repeating the Fatal BP Misstep: Assuming No Recent Calamity Means That Safety Rules Can be Scaled Back; Gulf Crisis Makes Clear the Folly of Letting Industry Write the Regulatory Playbook for Energy Sources with Huge Public Health, Environmental Risks. WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is Congress on the verge of repeating the deregulatory debacle that led to the BP oil spill fiasco in the Gulf of Mexico? Even as tens of thousands of gallons of oil continue to erupt each day...
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