August 28, 2015 -
When Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast 10 years ago this month, it passed over some of the nation's densest oil and gas production infrastructure. The resulting spills offer crucial lessons for residents of the Atlantic Coast as federal regulators weigh a plan to open an area from Virginia to Georgia to offshore drilling.
May 22, 2015 -
The disaster near Santa Barbara, the site of a 1969 oil spill that sparked the modern environmental movement, comes amid a push to open the Atlantic and Eastern Gulf to oil and gas drilling. It underscores the risk presented by coastal energy development coupled with weak regulation.
July 23, 2013 -
Amid plans to increase shipments of tar sands oil through Mobile, Ala., residents rallied in front of city hall today to urge officials to get the unusually dirty and dangerous fossil fuel out of their community.
October 22, 2012 -
As protestors in East Texas continue to fight construction of a pipeline originally proposed to carry dirty tar sands oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries, builder TransCanada has threatened them with a type of lawsuit designed to stifle citizens' right to assemble and freedom of expression.