July 16, 2015 -
This week the nonprofit law firm Earthjustice filed suit over government violations of civil rights laws in communities including Tallassee, Alabama and Beaumont, Texas.
April 6, 2015 -
Several studies examining various aspects of the controversial oil and gas drilling technique released last week turn up new evidence of problems related to a lack of public information, waste disposal and ozone pollution.
March 27, 2015 -
A Louisiana scientist who has spent decades helping communities affected by oil and gas drilling details what residents of the Southeast can expect if the industry is allowed to operate on the Atlantic Coast.
March 6, 2015 -
Since he was first elected to the North Carolina legislature in 2010, Rep. Mike Hager (R-Rutherford) has become a leading advocate for oil and gas drilling in the state. He's also become a leading beneficiary of campaign contributions from the industry, which could begin fracking operations in the state this year.
January 14, 2015 -
With Duke Energy under pressure to move toxic coal ash away from waterways, it's planning to send it to abandoned clay mines in two North Carolina counties. But could scores of mines elsewhere in the state end up being targeted for coal ash dumping, too?
October 16, 2014 -
The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission will consider an environmental group's petition to craft rules protecting people from toxic air emissions from fracking operations, a growing concern among public health experts.
July 16, 2014 -
The NC Mining and Energy Commission is taking public comments on the state's proposed fracking rules through Sept. 15. Meanwhile, environmentalists are urging the commission to reinstate the ban on the controversial gas drilling technique.