March 18, 2016 -
Created to protect oil rig workers after the deadly BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is failing to perform its most basic functions. Meanwhile, offshore rig workers are dying on the job at an alarming rate.
March 16, 2016 -
The Obama administration's decision to drop the Atlantic from the federal government's offshore drilling plan is being heralded as a win for grassroots organizing against the might of Big Oil and its allies in government.
February 18, 2016 -
The first presidential primaries in the South get underway this week in South Carolina, a state embroiled in the controversy over expanding offshore oil and gas drilling to the Atlantic. While most of the Republicans support expanded drilling, the Democrats don't want to see it come to the East Coast.
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.
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.
December 18, 2015 -
The past year saw big steps taken toward building a better, stronger and more just South, from wage gains for workers to aid for refugees to grassroots organizing for a more environmentally sustainable future.
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 10, 2015 -
Despite new data suggesting increased risks to whales, dolphins and porpoises, Govs. Pat McCrory and Terry McAuliffe are urging federal regulators to allow seismic testing from Delaware to Central Florida.
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.
October 29, 2015 -
Dolphins, porpoises and whales are present in much greater numbers than previously thought in the area along the Southeast coast where seismic surveys to locate offshore oil and gas reserves are planned, according to a federal government working group. Environmentalists are calling for a halt to survey permitting and a new risk analysis.