March 7, 2017 -
When it comes to pay equity between women and men, the South lags behind the U.S. overall, where women still earn just 80 cents on average for every $1 a man makes. Equal pay is one of the driving issues behind this week's A Day Without a Woman protest.
February 7, 2017 -
The industry has long argued that pipelines are the safest way to move oil and gas over long distances, but a new analysis by two watchdog groups raises questions about those claims.
February 1, 2017 -
As attention turns to President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, state courts that handle a million times more cases face an unprecedented threat to their integrity from secretive special-interest spending.
January 6, 2017 -
This week North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) announced he would take action to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, just months after his Louisiana counterpart did the same. But now congressional Republicans are vowing to repeal the law altogether.
December 15, 2016 -
A Louisiana environmental health advocate says that if President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson, does for the world what he's done for Louisiana, "God help us."
December 6, 2016 -
A day after denying Energy Transfer Partner's plan to route the Dakota Access Pipeline under a river near Sioux lands in North Dakota, the Army announced hearings for another of the company's controversial projects: a 162-mile oil pipeline cutting through Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, the largest U.S. wetlands and a last refuge for more than a dozen at-risk species.
November 11, 2016 -
With their capture of the Kentucky House, Republicans now enjoy majorities in every state legislative chamber in the South.