April 20, 2012 -
Colorlines takes the numbers from the new Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report on the BP spill's aftermath and transforms them into an infographic showing the disaster's impacts.
April 19, 2012 -
Two years after BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, a Facing South/Institute report finds coastal communities are struggling to cope and recover -- and to get the nation to pay attention.
March 2, 2012 -
In the run-up to the Georgia primary, GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has been promising to bring the country $2.50-a-gallon gas -- what he's calling the "Newt Gallon." We take a by-the-numbers look at some hard realities behind that pledge.
February 29, 2012 -
After the expected court date for BP's trial for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill was delayed this week, rumors have grown about a settlement that could close the case. But will Gulf Coast communities still reeling from the disaster see justice?
September 18, 2008 -
The U.S. House of Representatives passed compromise legislation this week that would allow oil and gas drilling past the 50-mile mark off the nation's coast with the agreement of the state involved. It would also boost funds for alternative energy sources and end certain tax breaks for oil companies.
August 20, 2008 -
As Facing South previously reported, Louisiana's Governor Bobby Jindal made an important commitment last week to spending a billion dollars in state funds on coastal restoration and protection projects in the coming years.