December 6, 2016 -
A day after denying Energy Transfer Partner's plan to route the Dakota Access Pipeline under a river near Sioux lands in North Dakota, the Army announced hearings for another of the company's controversial projects: a 162-mile oil pipeline cutting through Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, the largest U.S. wetlands and a last refuge for more than a dozen at-risk species.
August 14, 2015 -
Southern governors, working in concert with energy industry lobbyists, are pressing the Obama administration to open ocean waters off the East Coast from Virginia to Georgia to oil and gas development. But a burgeoning grassroots movement bringing together environmentalists, business leaders and coastal residents is gaining momentum as it fights to block drilling in the Atlantic.
April 23, 2015 -
Five years after the BP oil spill, the people of the United Houma Nation continue to live with impacts of the disaster but are barred from recovery funds due to the tribe's lack of federal recognition. This week, the Houma are renewing their long fight for federal status by launching a petition to the Obama administration.
August 29, 2012 -
A by-the-numbers look at the city's resurrection in the wake of one of the deadliest and most destructive disasters ever to befall the United States.
August 7, 2012 -
As sea levels rise due to global warming, politicians across the hard-hit South are blocking efforts to address the problem.
July 18, 2012 -
With billions of dollars in Clean Water Act fines for the BP disaster slated to go to Gulf states, the region's businessmen and political leaders are talking about using the money for purposes other than ecosystem restoration. Gulf Coast citizens and advocates need to follow the money and demand accountability.
July 3, 2012 -
Out of the tragedy of the 2010 BP oil disaster we could soon see new opportunities emerge thanks to the passage of a federal law directing fines back to the region.