February 8, 2019 -
Energy efficiency is the lowest-cost way to meet people's energy needs, yet utilities in the Southeast lag behind the rest of the nation in efficiency performance. The federal Green New Deal plan released this week could change that, with its call to upgrade all existing buildings to meet efficiency standards.
December 15, 2017 -
The project's developers are airing TV commercials claiming that the fracked-gas pipeline would be an economic boon for North Carolina. But a new economic analysis adds to a growing body of evidence that calls those claims into question.
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.
March 22, 2017 -
Congress created the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Delta Regional Authority to promote economic development in two of the nation's most economically distressed regions, but President Trump has proposed ending the agencies' modest funding altogether.
March 10, 2017 -
President Trump is cheering Exxon Mobil's plans for a $20 billion expansion along the Gulf Coast. But what will that mean for the people who have to live with the pollution given Trump's other plans to gut the EPA and close its environmental justice office?
December 15, 2015 -
An oil industry-sponsored study that's been used to justify support for drilling off the Southeast coast overestimated the economic benefits while failing to account for the risks, according to a new analysis sponsored by an environmental advocacy group.
November 5, 2015 -
With opposition to offshore drilling surging in Southeastern coastal communities, the oil and gas industry has begun running print and radio ads touting the supposed economic benefits. But the ads' claims are based on an industry report that economists and scientists warn is misleading.