June 18, 2013 -
In the wake of the NSA surveillance revelations, Gulf Coast advocate Cherri Foytlin considers her own experience of monitoring by federal authorities while pressing for justice from BP, part of a long history of U.S. spying on people's movements.
June 6, 2013 -
The U.S. senator from New Jersey, who died this week at age 89, worked to protect communities from toxic industrial pollution. Lawmakers who represent environmentally challenged districts along the Gulf Coast could learn a lot from his legacy -- and so could their constituents.
May 30, 2013 -
A chemical spill from a natural gas facility has been sickening residents of an African-American community near Mobile, Ala. for five years now -- and it could take years to clean up the mess.
April 18, 2013 -
When Gulf Coast activists attended BP's annual meeting last week to express concerns about the ongoing environmental health problems related to the 2010 oil disaster, BP chief Bob Dudley assured them it's an "ecosystem that's used to oil."
April 11, 2013 -
Yudith Nieto and Emmanuel Guajardo discuss their experiences organizing a Houston neighborhood that's been sickened by pollution from a Valero refinery slated to receive dirty Canadian tar sands oil via the Keystone XL pipeline.
April 8, 2013 -
The New Orleans mayor is fighting a consent degree aimed at improving the abysmal conditions inside the Orleans Parish Prison, arguing it would adversely affect people who aren't incarcerated. But in a city that incarcerates more of its residents than anywhere else in the world, will this "us vs. them" strategy work?