January 5, 2015 -
Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other companies behind a plan to build a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina are facing growing opposition from landowners. This week the companies are launching a series of meetings to discuss their plans with the public.
December 23, 2014 -
In 2014, Duke Energy gave the Republican Governors Association close to $2.8 million -- including a $2 million contribution just two weeks before the general election. What is it hoping to get from its investment?
December 11, 2014 -
Environmental advocates announced they discovered a coal ash leak into North Carolina's Yadkin River from a Duke Energy power plant just days before 60 Minutes aired a report in which the CEO said her company was "operating safely." Will the EPA finally take tough action to stop the ongoing coal ash disaster in that state and others -- or will that job continue to fall to private watchdogs?
November 21, 2014 -
A report released this week by the Sunlight Foundation calculated what 200 of America's most politically active corporations invested in federal lobbying and campaign contributions over six years -- and the value of what they got in return: $760 in federal support and contracts for every $1 spent.
November 20, 2014 -
A study by the Center for American Progress looked at the success rates of law firms arguing cases before North Carolina's highest court and compared them to the firms' contributions to justices' campaigns. The findings underscore concerns about impartiality in a court system flooded in political money since the end of the state's public financing program for judicial races.
November 14, 2014 -
The American Petroleum Institute jumped into the outside spending game in the North Carolina state politics this year. Most of its chosen legislative candidates won re-election -- but not all of them. Was outside spending by environmentalists a factor in the losses?
October 31, 2014 -
Led by the American Petroleum Institute, energy interests are contributing to the outside spending onslaught in North Carolina elections this year. Not surprisingly, their giving overwhelmingly favors anti-regulatory Republicans and Democrats with weak environmental records.