June 29, 2021 -
In the 1960s, Athens's urban renewal program evicted a Black neighborhood through eminent domain to build dorms for University of Georgia students. In response to displaced families' demands, Athens-Clarke County has set aside money dedicated to public projects of their choosing, a form of reparations for the community that was lost.
November 17, 2017 -
Opponents are petitioning FERC to reconsider the controversial project after lead developers Dominion and Duke Energy submitted thousands of pages of technical documents after the public comment period ended and failed to consider the disproportionate impacts on African-American and Native American communities.
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.
October 3, 2012 -
Protesters are sitting in trees in northeastern Texas in an effort to halt construction of a controversial pipeline designed to carry tar sands oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
June 22, 2012 -
Following the General Assembly's passage of legislation legalizing fracking, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue's office reports receiving thousands of calls and emails asking for a veto. She also got a letter from the former mayor of a Texas community where fracking is big business warning about the bill's threats to property rights.