Energy and Environment

Bringing renewable energy to North Carolina's neediest   |   June 11, 2012
When it comes to promoting green power, a North Carolina energy watchdog is putting its money where its mouth is by launching a campaign to install solar electric and hot water...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The real obscenity of mountaintop removal   |   June 8, 2012
Number of minutes award-winning mountaintop removal mining activist Maria Gunnoe of Boone County, W.Va. was questioned by U.S. Capitol Police over a photo she submitted to a...

 

Toxics lobby pours money into North Carolina politics   |   May 31, 2012
As North Carolina lawmakers consider killing a state program designed to protect the public from toxic air pollution, major emitters of such pollution are pouring money into state...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Fighting nuclear power's money grab   |   May 31, 2012
Date on which the Southern Co. filed a notice with federal securities regulators reporting that its project to build two new reactors at Plant Vogtle in Burke County, Ga. was...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Fracking's dangers for workers   |   May 25, 2012
Number of workers employed by the U.S. oil and gas extraction industry: 435,000 Percent of those workers employed by well servicing companies, including those that conduct...

 

Fracking interests spent heavily to influence NC lawmakers   |   May 24, 2012
With the debate over fracking for natural gas heating up at the North Carolina legislature, a new report from an elections watchdog group documents the industry's generous...

 

Fighting for home: A discussion with Clarice Friloux of United Houma Nation   |   May 22, 2012
Clarice Friloux is a resident of Grand Bois, a small community bordering Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes in Louisiana, and works as the outreach coordinator for the United Houma...

 

Voices: Speaking out against the Tar Sands pipeline   |   May 15, 2012
Washington’s political wars rarely match reality back home. So when politicians and K Street lobbyists peddle the $7 billion Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you...

 

NC anti-wind power crusader behind plot to subvert renewable energy industry   |   May 11, 2012
An activist who has worked with a group financed by leading North Carolina conservative benefactor Art Pope to discredit wind power in the state has been discovered at the center...

 

Poll documents ongoing emotional harm from BP oil disaster   |   May 10, 2012
Two years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast residents continue to suffer emotional fallout from the disaster. That's the conclusion of a new survey...

 

Lawsuit blames BP's Gulf pollution for divers' injuries, suicides   |   May 7, 2012
A commercial diver who worked in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP disaster has filed a lawsuit blaming his serious health problems -- and his colleagues' suicides -- on the...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Duke Energy takes from the 99%, gives to data giants   |   May 2, 2012
Date on which the energy watchdog group N.C. WARN filed a petition with the North Carolina Utilities Commission to change the way Duke Energy sets its electricity rates: 5/1/2012...

 

BP sees a return to grandeur as Gulf fishermen reel from disaster   |   May 1, 2012
By Rocky Kistner, Bridge the Gulf The second memorial of the nation's worst oil catastrophe has come and gone, forever linked to Earth Day and seared into the psyches of...

 

ALEC fights coal ash protections on polluters' behalf   |   April 30, 2012
After the massive TVA Kingston disaster inundated a Tennessee community and two rivers with a billion gallons of coal ash in 2008, it appeared the tide was turning for the largely...

 

Feds file first criminal charges related to BP Gulf spill   |   April 25, 2012
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica Two years after oil from a BP well began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Department of Justice has filed criminal charges alleging that...

 

New survey details BP oil spill's human health damages   |   April 23, 2012
People living along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle continue to suffer health problems as a result of the BP oil disaster, according to a new survey...

 

BP Two Years Later: Searching for alternatives in New Orleans East   |   April 20, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls...

 

TROUBLED WATERS: Two years into BP's oil disaster, Gulf communities struggle to recover   |   April 20, 2012
Two years after the BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the biggest oil disaster in U.S. history, a Facing South/Institute for Southern...

 

BP 2-Year Anniversary: Searching for Hope, Struggling for Survival in the Gulf   |   April 20, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls...

 

BP 2-Year Anniversary: What can be done to restore the Gulf?   |   April 20, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls...

 

BP 2-Year Anniversary: Gulf still sick from BP oil disaster   |   April 20, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls...

 

BP Two Years Later: The Gulf's vanishing coastline   |   April 20, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls...

 

BP 2-Year Anniversary: Fishers, Gulf residents struggle to protect a way of life   |   April 20, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls...

 

Troubled Waters: Gulf communities still reeling two years into BP disaster   |   April 19, 2012
Reddit | Facebook | Twitter On April 20, 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, killing 11 workers and injuring 17 others. For three months the well...

 

Litany for the sea   |   April 18, 2012
This Friday, April 20, marks the second anniversary of the explosion and fire on BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig off the Louisiana coast, which killed 11 workers and sent...