September 29, 2022 -
As election season gets underway, voters in communities across the South are finding in their mail unsolicited print copies of The Epoch Times, a pro-Trump news outlet that traffics in conspiracy theories and other disinformation. We look at who's behind the publication and what they're trying to accomplish.
May 4, 2018 -
The plaintiffs in the historic federal nuisance lawsuit against the hog industry's waste disposal practices in North Carolina could face complications in collecting the $50 million verdict because of an industry-promoted state law that limits punitive damages. Their attorneys are challenging the law's constitutionality.
March 2, 2015 -
With a fight underway in Congress over protecting more U.S. waterways from industrial pollution, Environment America has issued a report looking at the millions of dollars spent on politics each year by polluters. Besides the Kansas-based oil and chemical giant, other big-spending polluters include Southern meat processors and an energy company.
June 5, 2014 -
The EPA unveiled a rule this week requiring power plants to stop using the Earth's atmosphere as an open sewer for dumping carbon pollution. While the rule doesn't go far enough to halt dangerous global warming, it will reduce health-damaging pollution and save thousands of lives -- but some states vow to fight it.
April 25, 2014 -
Mabel Williams, who with her husband, Robert F. Williams, advocated armed self-defense against racist violence in Jim Crow North Carolina, has passed away. In exile in Cuba during the 1960s, she and her husband launched Radio Free Dixie and published the influential underground newsletter The Crusader.
September 13, 2013 -
A group of prominent Democrats has launched a project to promote the idea that coal is part of a sustainable U.S. energy future -- even as new evidence emerges showing just how environmentally destructive coal really is.
October 17, 2012 -
As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney squared off in the second presidential debate last night, New America Media editors posed 10 questions that have largely gone unasked -- and unanswered -- in their campaigns.