January 27, 2016 -
As efforts intensify to keep fossil fuel reserves in the ground in order to stave off the worst effects of climate change, anti-drilling activists are planning to protest outside a March auction in New Orleans of more than 42 million acres of U.S. waters from Louisiana to Florida for new oil and gas development.
May 6, 2015 -
Over 100 corporations will receive shareholder resolutions this year calling on them to voluntarily disclose their political spending and lobbying activities. Some companies have already begun disclosing this information voluntarily, including North Carolina-based tobacco giant Reynolds American.
February 26, 2015 -
The Atlanta-based utility giant is in the news for funding a controversial researcher whose work has been used to cast doubt on the overwhelming scientific consensus that human activity is driving global warming. It isn't the first time the company has been involved in promoting questionable climate science.
June 20, 2014 -
The North Carolina Senate is considering a bill to address Duke Energy's coal ash pollution, but it fails to go far enough to protect communities from the health hazards of the toxic waste.
May 19, 2014 -
Legislation to open the state to oil and gas drilling would impose prison time for unauthorized individuals to disclose chemicals in fracking fluids that the industry wants kept secret. At the same time, it fails to address some of fracking's most serious environmental and public health risks.
May 14, 2014 -
A new study shows how the United States could democratize systems, create jobs, and radically reduce emissions by 2050.
September 12, 2013 -
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next month in McCutcheon v. FEC, a case that has social justice advocates worried about how looser campaign finance limits worsen America's growing wealth gap.