energy industry

UT-Austin appoints gas industry insider to lead probe into fracking study conflicts   |   August 14, 2012
The University of Texas at Austin recently came under fire for releasing a study of groundwater contamination from fracking that it promoted as independent of industry when the...

 

How NC House leaders tried to manipulate the fracking vote   |   July 25, 2012
New information has come to light about the political gamesmanship behind the controversial late-night vote to allow fracking for natural gas in North Carolina, and it reveals a...

 

Duke-Progress merger wins final approval amid scrutiny over secret rate deals, leadership shakeup   |   July 3, 2012
South Carolina regulators approved the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy yesterday, the final step in the North Carolina power giants' quest to create the nation's...

 

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...

 

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...

 

VOICES: Same old song as oil money secures the support of Congress   |   April 3, 2012
By Jennifer Rennicks, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Last week, the U.S. Senate came up short (yet again) in an effort to end billions of dollars in tax subsidies to oil...

 

Shadowy group behind attacks on climate scientists handed setback in court   |   January 3, 2012
The Montana Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling last week and reinstated the state's longstanding ban on direct spending by corporations for or against political...

 

VOICES: Solyndra's fossil fuel cousins   |   September 23, 2011
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest Republicans show no signs of relenting in their effort to exploit the bankruptcy filing of federally-backed solar equipment company Solyndra...

 

'Dirty South' lawmakers working to kill new power plant pollution rule   |   July 8, 2011
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a new rule this week requiring power plants in 27 states in the eastern half of the U.S. to cut smokestack emissions in order to protect...

 

Investigative Series: Coal's Dirty Secret   |   June 4, 2010
In May 2010, Facing South published COAL'S DIRTY SECRET -- a week-long, eye-opening investigation into the growing but under-reported threat of toxic coal ash to our health,...