November 17, 2016 -
While the high-profile battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline continues, fights are also underway around the South to block new gas pipelines. Protests are planned in North Carolina this week against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, while opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline just had a big court win in West Virginia.
October 27, 2016 -
In this year's general election, voters in six states across the South will weigh in on ballot measures on issues including legalizing medical pot, adding anti-union provisions to state constitutions, protecting the power of electric utility monopolies, and allowing a state takeover of troubled public schools.
October 21, 2016 -
Across the country, few politicians — especially at the state level — have been as generously backed and politically intertwined with energy interests as North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory.
October 20, 2016 -
The record flooding across the Southeast from Hurricane Matthew has resulted in spills of waste from a Duke Energy coal ash pit, hog waste from factory farm lagoons, and sewage from water treatment plants.
October 13, 2016 -
Floridians will vote soon on Amendment 1, a ballot measure that's been billed as pro-solar but is actually an effort funded by big utility companies to protect their monopoly and slow the transition to rooftop generation.
August 25, 2016 -
The North Carolina utility giant and other fossil-fuel interests are contributing to a national super PAC that's using divisive social issues like abortion and religion to boost the election chances of U.S. Senate candidates who reject the science of human-caused global warming.
July 27, 2016 -
This is the first time in 40 years the Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions will not receive public financing, the culmination of an long trend of growing private funding of the gatherings.