July 27, 2020 -
Developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and other pipeline projects are improperly storing massive quantities of pipe outside, uncovered, for years at a time. A new report filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission details how this causes a coating on the pipe to break down and release toxic substances into the environment, creating a public health risk.
July 14, 2020 -
Facing mounting costs and legal challenges, the Southern energy giants have canceled the $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline planned to carry fracked gas from West Virginia to Virginia and North Carolina. The move came after intense opposition to the project from environmentalists, racial justice advocates, and local communities, and it will allow the companies to focus on meeting state renewable mandates.
May 22, 2020 -
Dominion Energy's and Duke Energy's need for gas was in decline even before the COVID-19 outbreak, which has further cut energy demand. But the companies are still pressing ahead with what critics warn could turn out to be an $8 billion-plus stranded fossil-fuel asset, even while the urgency of addressing climate change becomes clearer.
October 17, 2018 -
Oil, gas and coal companies are bankrolling the Florida governor's campaign to join the U.S. Senate as increasingly intense storms batter his state.
January 31, 2018 -
The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline has secured a key permit from the Cooper administration, but opponents are keeping up the fight against the project, which would have a dramatically disproportionate impact on low-income and non-white communities.
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.
September 29, 2017 -
Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based company behind several controversial projects including the Dakota Access Pipeline, is accused of using unconstitutional tactics against landowners and protesters with help from law enforcement and TigerSwan, its North Carolina-based private security provider.