November 1, 2012 -
The Kansas-based oil and chemical conglomerate headed by billionaire financiers of the anti-regulatory right has dramatically increased its contributions to North Carolina politics as the state grapples with fracking and other key energy issues.
September 6, 2012 -
The Department of Justice has filed a memorandum with the judge in the BP lawsuit blasting the company for making misleading claims about its responsibility and the ongoing damage it's caused to the environment. BP is also facing fire for misleading claims from Alabama and from institutional investors.
March 29, 2012 -
Since the BP disaster, a small but dedicated corps of Gulf residents has monitored the beaches and shorelines, photographing and documenting the steady stream of death and oily waste that still washes in.
April 27, 2009 -
Environmental advocates expect a big turnout from the oil industry and its boosters in the "drill, baby, drill" crowd, so they're encouraging drilling opponents to attend the hearing and speak for two to five minutes on why they don't support opening up the state's coast to oil and gas operations.
September 11, 2008 -
When the contentious issue of offshore oil drilling came up during last night's debate between the two leading candidates for North Carolina governor, Republican Pat McCrory made a claim that surprised me.
June 19, 2008 -
President Bush echoed the call of Republican presidential candidate John McCain this week in calling for an end to the 27-year-old federal ban on offshore oil drilling along the East and West coasts and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.