Articles by Josh Keefe

Josh Keefe covers money and politics for IBTimes. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Slate, The New York Observer, Money and Gothamist. He is originally from Maine. 


First Responders Sue Texas Chemical Plant For Gross Negligence

Seven members of local law enforcement and the fire department who responded to explosions at an Arkema chemical plant in the Houston area are suing the company, alleging that it failed to properly inform them of the dangers of toxic fumes they faced.

Arkema Has An Ally Writing Rules In The EPA

Nancy Beck — “the scariest Trump appointee you’ve never heard of,” as one environmentalist called her — worked for the chemical industry's lobbying group, which counted Arkema as a member. Now she’s at the EPA, overseeing regulations governing toxic chemicals.


President Joe Biden speaks about voting rights legislation at the Atlanta University Center Consortium in Atlanta, Georgia

Biden Has Doubts Voting Rights Bill Will Pass

President Joe Biden expressed his doubts about whether two major pieces of voting rights legislation will pass after Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D- Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D- W. Va., both announced they...