Monthly Archives: October 2012

Wildfire Damages over 1,700 Acres of Land in Colorado

Over 350 citizens have been evacuated from Wetmore, Colorado due to a wildfire. The fire has spread, and burned over 1,700 acres of land. Firefighters are still working to contain this fire, which has already destroyed 12 structures. Officials state that arcing power lines are likely to blame for this damaging fire. This occurs when… Read More


Blumenthal calls for stronger oversight on energy drinks. The Hill (10/25, Cox, 21K) “Floor Action” blog reports that Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee member Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) lauded the Food and Drug Administration’s “decision Tuesday to investigate an energy drink linked to five deaths.” Noting that “Monster Energy Drink has been connected to… Read More

Oil Field Explosion in Young County

A recent oil field explosion in Graham, Texas brings attention to the dangers that oil field workers face. Oil field injuries can be incredibly debilitating. The explosion occurred in Young County, north of Loving, Texas. The charred scene of the explosion is still covered in oil. One victim has been severely burned. Another victim sustained… Read More