Categories & Tags: environment

Power and Justice: Duke Energy extends influence to NC courts   |   March 7, 2014
In the wake of Duke Energy's massive coal ash spill in early February, which caused 40,000 tons of coal ash and 27 million gallons of ash-contaminated water to flood into the...

 

Sue Sturgis wins 'Green Tie Award' for environmental coverage   |   May 20, 2013
Facing South is proud to announce that editorial director Sue Sturgis has been honored with a "Green Tie Award" from the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters for...

 

In North Carolina, full speed in reverse   |   January 30, 2013
By Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch The 2013 session of the North Carolina General Assembly gets underway in earnest today and if the statements and signals from Governor McCrory,...

 

Study: 1 in 3 Asian-American voters is undecided   |   October 4, 2012
By Khalil Abdullah, New America Media Asian Americans have been trending Democratic in their voting patterns but remain highly independent in party allegiances, according to a...

 

The environmental health costs of a petrochemical future for North Carolina   |   August 30, 2012
A chemical industry trade group is touting a job-creating side benefit of fracking in North Carolina, claiming that building a plant to process natural gas into the petrochemical...

 

The crazy late-night vote that legalized fracking in North Carolina   |   July 3, 2012
The controversial practice of fracking -- heavily pushed by energy interests and most Republicans, staunchly opposed by environmentalists and most Democrats -- had been debated...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Two Years Later: Visualizing the BP oil disaster   |   April 20, 2012
Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies this week released a report titled "Troubled Waters" on the aftermath of the BP oil disaster, a human and environmental...

 

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...

 

VOICES | Bless these shrimps: Faith, fishing and Gulf Coast restoration   |   April 17, 2012
By Jeffrey Buchanan, Oxfam America Faith and fishing: two central parts of Louisiana's vibrant coastal culture. Every April, going back generations, you can see them...

 

Mississippi residents find death along oily Gulf shores   |   March 29, 2012
By Rocky Kistner, Bridge the Gulf Since BP's catastrophic oil blowout nearly two years ago, Laurel Lockamy has gotten pretty good at photographing the dead. She's ...

 

Fracking's air pollution threat   |   March 27, 2012
North Carolina regulators will hold the second of two planned public hearings in Chapel Hill today to gather comments on a recently released draft report that calls for lifting...

 

Learning From Katrina   |   December 29, 2011
Excerpt from Introduction: Five years ago, Hurricane Katrina crashed into the Gulf Coast, inflicting unprecedented damage in coastal communities and unleashing a chain reaction...

 

Good news or bad news for the Gulf Dead Zone?   |   August 9, 2011
Last week, scientists for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that the Gulf Dead Zone - an area of ocean unable to sustain sea life for much of the year -...

 

BP's well sealed, but oil disaster continues in the Gulf   |   September 20, 2010
BP successfully killed its leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, installing cement plugs that halted the flow of pollution into the ocean. "Additional...

 

What have Obama's first 100 days meant for the South?   |   April 29, 2009
Everyone else is chiming in with their grade on President Obama's first 100 days in office, so we thought we'd join in, too. As we and others noted after Obama's election, his...

 

TVA under growing pressure to clean up its act   |   April 16, 2009
The Tennessee Valley Authority is facing mounting demands to leave behind its dirty energy past and become a clean energy leader. Last week, a federal judge denied the federal...

 

Election 2008: Is N.C. gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory too close to Duke Energy?   |   October 31, 2008
Earlier this month, 11 grassroots environmental groups in North Carolina sent a letter to Gov. Mike Easley, the secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources...

 

Goodbye, ESA   |   September 30, 2005
Yesterday the House voted to strip down the Endangered Species Act, one of the landmark achievements of the 1970s environmental movement: By a vote of 229-193, lawmakers passed...

 

Mississippi Sinking?   |   April 28, 2005
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has slipped a provision into a military spending bill that would grant his state authority to sell or lease mineral rights in the Gulf Islands...