September 8, 2017 -
Organizers across the U.S. South — the epicenter of the national pipeline-building push — are holding events across the region to voice opposition to the environmentally and economically risky projects as key permits are pending.
September 7, 2017 -
The Farm Labor Organizing Committee will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its convention in Ohio this weekend while under attack from North Carolina legislators, some of whom have a financial interest in suppressing farmworker unions.
August 28, 2017 -
Though their states' governors and coastal communities oppose offshore oil and gas development, U.S. Reps. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina and David Rouzer of North Carolina are co-sponsoring a bill that would make it easier for companies to conduct seismic tests for offshore deposits by weakening marine life protections.
August 17, 2017 -
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has joined with the other governors of Southeastern states targeted for offshore oil and gas development and said he opposes those plans — a critical move since federal law gives special consideration to a governor's position.
August 15, 2017 -
On Saturday, a Nazi sympathizer smashed his car into a group of anti-racist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring at least 19 others. The violence has refocused attention on controversial "hit and kill" bills that would grant immunity in some cases to drivers who hit protesters.
August 2, 2017 -
North Carolina now has a law in place based on a model bill promoted by the libertarian Goldwater Institute that regulates protests on public college campuses. The state also played a key role in the legislation's crafting.
July 21, 2017 -
When Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina announced this week that his administration would submit formal comments against offshore seismic testing for oil and gas, Terry McAuliffe of Virginia became the last governor along the Southeast coast who's continuing to press for offshore drilling.