clean water act
September 20, 2016 -
A spill from the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama threatens the Cahaba River, which provides drinking water for over a million people and is the sole home for 13 species. The spill is the latest disaster for which the Georgia-based company, owned in part by units of Koch Industries and Royal Dutch Shell, has paid millions in fines.
April 5, 2016 -
BP will be able to write off most of the $20 billion settlement it has agreed to pay for its 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill as an ordinary business expense, resulting in a potential tax windfall of over $5 billion.
February 4, 2016 -
Since environmentalists forced a cleanup of coal ash from a SCE&G power plant along South Carolina's Wateree River, test results show a dramatic decrease in groundwater contamination at the site, pointing to what's possible when utilities take responsibility for their pollution. Is North Carolina paying attention?
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.
December 22, 2014 -
Environmentalists say a long-awaited federal rule governing disposal of the toxic waste left over after burning coal is "too little and too late" -- and that when the next disaster inevitably occurs the White House will share the blame.
June 26, 2014 -
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory gave a radio interview last week in which he made a number of misleading claims about coal ash and his administration's response to Duke Energy's toxic pollution. With the issue still at the top of the legislature's agenda, we examine those claims and set the record straight.
June 23, 2014 -
A new report looks at industrial pollution releases into the nation's rivers and finds that waterways across the South face especially toxic contamination -- and would benefit from efforts to strengthen the Clean Water Act.