September 29, 2021 -
Governors and legislatures across the South have banned public schools from requiring masks to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The bans have been successfully challenged in lower courts, but appellate courts overturned some of those rulings. Federal courts in several states are taking up the question of whether mask mandate bans violate the rights of students with disabilities.
June 1, 2020 -
Several chronic health conditions that disproportionately affect residents of Southern states are now considered potential risk factors for severe illness from COVID-19. As the country moves toward reopening, public health experts fear the pandemic could wreak havoc on vulnerable communities across the South.
April 23, 2013 -
More than 30 Gulf Coast advocates have signed a letter sent to six federal agencies outlining ongoing human health problems from the Deepwater Horizon disaster and calling for immediate action.
October 3, 2012 -
Indiana Republican Steve Buyer, who fought tobacco regulation while in the House, is now representing the North Carolina-based tobacco giant, which has been aggressively marketing smokeless tobacco products in the face of declining U.S. cigarette consumption rates.
August 2, 2012 -
This week Congress passed a bill to help Marines and their family members sickened by pollution at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina -- one of the worst cases of drinking water contamination in U.S. history. But the fight for justice is not over yet.