February 13, 2015 -
Residents of Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia rallied, marched and prayed this week against fracking, gas pipelines, dirty power plants, coal ash dumping, and public investments in fossil fuels. The actions preceded an international Valentine's Day protest calling on the world to break up with dirty energy.
February 11, 2015 -
A Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report reveals the top power players in North Carolina politics, based on their lobbying clout and spending on state elections. It's a snapshot of the special interests that are best able to make their voices heard -- and push their agenda -- with state lawmakers.
February 10, 2015 -
In a new report, "Tar Heel Power Brokers," Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies ranks the top 101 most influential special interests in North Carolina politics through a combination of lobbying power and political spending in N.C. state-level elections. Use this interactive graphic to look up any special interest and learn about its spending and lobbying.
February 10, 2015 -
In a new report, "Tar Heel Power Brokers," Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies ranks the top 101 most influential special interests in North Carolina politics through a combination of lobbying power and political spending in N.C. state-level elections. These four interactive graphics tell the story of these power brokers' influence in state government.
February 6, 2015 -
This week marked the first anniversary of a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River from a retired Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina. How much safer are the public and the environment today?
January 14, 2015 -
With Duke Energy under pressure to move toxic coal ash away from waterways, it's planning to send it to abandoned clay mines in two North Carolina counties. But could scores of mines elsewhere in the state end up being targeted for coal ash dumping, too?
January 7, 2015 -
With money from corporations like Duke Energy, the Republican Governors Association funded tens of thousands of ads that helped GOP gubernatorial candidates in 2014. But in Florida, where Duke does business, the RGA instead bankrolled the independent political committee of GOP Gov. Rick Scott, a friend of big energy, to the tune of $9 million.