February 20, 2013 -
In his first State of the State address this week, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory called for offshore oil and gas exploration. He proposed using some of the revenues for beach replenishment -- but offshore drilling would only worsen the state's coastal erosion problem.
January 11, 2013 -
With new data out showing that 2012 was the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States, and with costs mounting due to droughts and other climate-related disasters, will political leaders finally take action to address the problem?
January 2, 2013 -
Speaking today at the N.C. Bankers Association's 2013 Economic Forecast Forum, incoming Republican Gov. Pat McCrory said he would waste no time in joining with Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia to begin negotiating with the federal government to drill offshore for gas and oil.
November 26, 2012 -
The producer of a lighthearted documentary film about a Houma Indian Christmas tradition hopes it will draw attention to the Louisiana tribe's struggle for federal recognition, which has become especially critical in the aftermath of the BP disaster.
April 20, 2012 -
The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls for National Leadership for Recovery." Read the full report here [pdf].