pollution in Alabama
September 24, 2012 -
As the boom in oil and gas drilling sends a surge of waste into underground injection wells, safeguards for disposing of these materials are sometimes being ignored or circumvented.
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.
August 28, 2012 -
As Isaac prepares to make landfall, New Orleans is still grappling with flaws in its flood defense system. But other communities across the Gulf Coast may be even more vulnerable.
August 17, 2012 -
With the Oct. 1 deadline to opt out of the BP settlement fast approaching, Gulf fishermen are confronted with the tough choice of accepting what many say is an inadequate settlement payout or fighting for more with the risk of getting nothing at all.
July 9, 2012 -
A new report from OMB Watch finds that most of the states where fracking is taking place that do not require any public disclosure of the chemicals used in the controversial gas drilling process are in the South, and Southern states are also among those with weak disclosure laws.
July 3, 2012 -
Out of the tragedy of the 2010 BP oil disaster we could soon see new opportunities emerge thanks to the passage of a federal law directing fines back to the region.
November 4, 2011 -
In the wake of this spring's disasters, the recovery in communities of color is complicated by racism.