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.
May 27, 2016 -
The U.S. economy is increasingly dependent on temporary workers — and that dependence is even greater in Southern states, putting economic security at risk.
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.
January 21, 2015 -
A new report from the conservation advocacy group Oceana finds that developing offshore wind resources along the Atlantic Coast would create twice as many jobs and produce twice as much energy as opening the area to risky oil and gas drilling -- and North Carolina stands to gain the most jobs of all.
December 5, 2014 -
This week's nationwide strikes and protests calling for a $15 minimum wage and union rights were the biggest yet -- and they come as the growing movement is making important gains for workers.
August 1, 2014 -
Republican governors' and legislatures' refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is leading to hospital closures, job losses and even deaths -- especially in rural Southern communities. But some conservative individuals and groups are calling on GOP leaders to reconsider their stance.