environmental health

Top 5 of 2011 - #2: Poisoned in the Gulf

December 28, 2011 - Though the oil stopped gushing from the site of BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster last year, Gulf Coast residents are facing an ongoing environmental health crisis from exposure to toxins in the crude and the dispersants used to break up the slick -- one of Facing South's top stories of 2011.

Oil pipeline fight roils unions

November 11, 2011 - U.S. unions are bitterly split on whether an oil pipeline should be built between Canada and Texas. The conflict has hamstrung the Blue-Green Alliance, which unifies union and environmental efforts, as transit unions argue labor must look beyond its own interests.