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.
October 22, 2015 -
This week another South Carolina town came out against offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling, making opposition unanimous in the state's coastal communities. Will politicians get the message?
October 8, 2015 -
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called the extreme rain her state experienced recently "historic." But her administration has been less than forthcoming about the reality of climate change and its expected impacts on her state — which include more extreme rainfall events.