July 26, 2018 -
Vernon Haltom of West Virginia's Coal River Mountain Watch was among those who testified about coal's future before a congressional subcommittee this week. The testimony of Haltom — whose group is working to end mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia — details what boosting coal means for the communities where it's extracted.
May 20, 2016 -
A leak from a damaged pipeline at a Royal Dutch Shell deepwater production field off the Louisiana coast last week came amid mounting protests urging the Obama administration to halt new drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico and Arctic.
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.
August 21, 2013 -
A new report documents the extensive pollution released in Louisiana last year during Hurricane Isaac, a relatively mild Category 1 storm. It serves as a warning for storm-vulnerable states like Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina now considering opening up their coasts to energy exploration.
March 7, 2013 -
Clean water advocates have filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Coast Guard over its refusal to release public records about a chronic leak from Taylor Energy oil wells off the Louisiana coast. Caused by an underwater mudslide during Hurricane Ivan, the spill has been fouling Gulf waters since 2004.
October 18, 2012 -
An analysis by the environmental watchdog group SkyTruth has found that drilling companies are continuing to violate the Safe Drinking Water Act by using diesel fuels when fracking for natural gas.