July 16, 2015 -
This week the nonprofit law firm Earthjustice filed suit over government violations of civil rights laws in communities including Tallassee, Alabama and Beaumont, Texas.
April 22, 2015 -
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has launched a "Southern Voices" oral history project to capture the stories of Southern leaders working for social and economic justice. This special Earth Day installment focuses on environmental justice.
March 27, 2015 -
A Louisiana scientist who has spent decades helping communities affected by oil and gas drilling details what residents of the Southeast can expect if the industry is allowed to operate on the Atlantic Coast.
February 27, 2015 -
Communities in West Virginia and Alabama are among those that have experienced fiery disasters when trains hauling crude oil derailed, and the government expects more incidents like these due to the oil shale drilling boom. So why are industry interests blocking new regulations that aim to protect the public?
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 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?