Barbara Boxer

Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/09/2015

File photo of some of the devastation from the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Fertilizer Plant Cited For Safety Lapses

The Texas company that operated a fertilizer plant where a thunderous explosion in April killed 15 people is facing $118,300 in federal fines for two dozen serious safety violations, including a failure to have an emergency response plan, officials said Thursday.

10/10/2013

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