December 3, 2012 -
High-profile disasters like the BP spill aren't the only way the oil industry is harming the health of Louisiana residents. A new report finds that toxic pollution from refinery accidents is increasing and urges action by companies and regulators.
November 28, 2012 -
Conservative groups whose clout grew in the recent N.C. elections want to repeal a groundbreaking state law requiring utilities to generate a small percentage of energy from renewable sources. Incoming Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has close ties to renewable energy foes -- and to renewable energy proponents. If forced to choose, which side would he be on?
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.
October 2, 2012 -
A citizen lawsuit under the Clean Air Act seeks to force the Environmental Protection Agency to impose stricter limits on hazardous air pollution from oil refineries, which has been linked to cancer and other serious health problems.
September 7, 2012 -
So far, 93 oil industry accidents have been reported in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, releasing millions of pounds of toxic pollution into the environment. Watchdogs say the incidents point to the industry's chronic failure to prepare for entirely predictable problems.
August 30, 2012 -
The chemical industry is promoting a type of petrochemical plant known as an "ethane cracker" as a job creator for North Carolina once it begins fracking for natural gas in a couple of years. But such plants produce high levels of toxic pollution that take their toll on the health of nearby residents.
June 1, 2012 -
The campaign calling on companies to sever ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council is one of the most successful corporate accountability initiatives in history, but it now faces the challenge of persuading those unfazed by consumer unrest.