May 9, 2014 -
While the new U.S. National Climate Assessment is forthright in stating the scientific evidence, the report avoids assigning blame for the run-up in greenhouse gas emissions to specific parties. That's where the Climate Accountability Institute comes in.
April 11, 2014 -
This week international human rights campaigner Desmond Tutu called for a boycott of carbon polluters, much like the effort that helped bring down the apartheid regime in his native South Africa. Southern energy giants are among the companies that could feel the heat.
February 25, 2014 -
The CEO of Houston-based fracking giant ConocoPhillips says the shale revolution is only in its "first inning of a nine inning game."
August 8, 2013 -
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority was formed after Hurricane Katrina to ensure qualified experts -- not politicians' friends -- were in charge of flood control. But now the authority is under pressure from Gov. Bobby Jindal and other Louisiana politicians for filing a lawsuit to force oil and gas companies to pay for the damage they've done to the state's coastal wetlands.
July 15, 2013 -
Civil rights and gun safety leaders are calling for the repeal of what some decry as racially biased "shoot-first" laws, which are especially popular in the South. Some are putting renewed pressure on the corporate members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the business advocacy group that promoted such laws in the states.
May 8, 2013 -
A bill to end North Carolina's renewable energy program was passed out of a Senate committee last week even though it didn't have the votes it needed. What's happening in the state is part of a broader national effort to revamp renewable energy laws.
April 5, 2013 -
The environmental advocacy group Food & Water Watch has called on North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper to investigate apparent financial conflicts of interest involving state officials responsible for fracking oversight.