November 14, 2022 -
New Orleans-based documentarian Jason Kerzinski recently visited Manchac, Louisiana, to talk to fisherfolk there about an international chemical company's plan to capture carbon dioxide from a nearby natural gas-to-hydrogen plant and pipe it beneath Lake Maurepas. They shared their fears about the $4.5 billion project, which will begin seismic testing on Nov. 17.
June 29, 2017 -
President Trump wants to open an area from Delaware to Florida to seismic airgun blasting for offshore oil and gas reserves, a plan that carries risks for coastal communities while benefiting mostly foreign firms. Federal officials are accepting public comments on the proposal through July 6.
May 2, 2017 -
The Trump administration is reviewing President Obama's five-year plan that closed the Atlantic and other waters to offshore drilling through 2022. The GOP says Atlantic drilling would create hundreds of thousands of jobs, but it's basing the claims on an industry-funded report that's been debunked for omitting crucial data.
August 14, 2015 -
Southern governors, working in concert with energy industry lobbyists, are pressing the Obama administration to open ocean waters off the East Coast from Virginia to Georgia to oil and gas development. But a burgeoning grassroots movement bringing together environmentalists, business leaders and coastal residents is gaining momentum as it fights to block drilling in the Atlantic.
April 23, 2015 -
Five years after the BP oil spill, the people of the United Houma Nation continue to live with impacts of the disaster but are barred from recovery funds due to the tribe's lack of federal recognition. This week, the Houma are renewing their long fight for federal status by launching a petition to the Obama administration.
March 18, 2015 -
With the public comment period for Atlantic oil and gas drilling set to close on March 30, coastal residents, businesspeople, elected officials and scientists are speaking out in unprecedented numbers against what they see as an excessively risky proposal.
February 20, 2015 -
While governors in the Southeast are pushing for offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic, elected officials in other East Coast states are fighting the proposal, saying the potential cost is too great.