December 6, 2019 -
An industry lobby fronting as a pro-consumer group is undertaking a public advocacy campaign for a proposed pipeline stretching from West Virginia to Virginia and North Carolina. The Consumer Energy Alliance was created by an oil industry lobbyist who now chairs the N.C. Republican Party — and its members include major gas companies as well as Dominion Energy, the pipeline's lead partner.
November 3, 2016 -
The Consumer Energy Alliance, a group run by energy lobbyists and tied to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's push for drilling in Atlantic waters, submitted letters to federal officials in support of a proposed gas pipeline project that were signed by people without their permission.
January 21, 2016 -
The grassroots fight against Atlantic oil and gas exploration began in Kure Beach, North Carolina in 2014, after the mayor at the time signed an industry-penned letter supporting it. He recently lost to a drilling foe — and the town just became the 100th East Coast community to pass a resolution against offshore oil and gas development.
August 14, 2015 -
An alliance of pro-drilling coastal state governors and the energy industry is pressing the Obama administration to open the Atlantic to oil and gas development. But a growing grassroots movement is fighting the plan, arguing that the environmental and economic risks are too great.
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.
May 28, 2015 -
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has become a leading national advocate for expanded offshore drilling — a role that builds on almost three decades of his close personal, economic and political ties to the energy industry.
April 30, 2015 -
Five years after the BP disaster, a group of governors led by North Carolina's Pat McCrory is pushing for drilling in the Atlantic. The group has close ties to a secret-money nonprofit and energy lobbyists, a relationship that raises questions about transparency, ethics and the blurring of public and private interests.