February 3, 2017 -
EPA civil rights investigators say they're concerned that North Carolina's hog farm regulations are discriminating against communities of color — and they have the attention of the state's new top environmental regulator.
September 23, 2016 -
The EPA is considering a proposal to allow oil and gas companies to continue to dump wastewater from offshore fracking directly into Gulf waters. The industry dumped more than 76 billion gallons of fracking wastewater into the Gulf in 2014 alone.
September 20, 2016 -
A spill from the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama threatens the Cahaba River, which provides drinking water for over a million people and is the sole home for 13 species. The spill is the latest disaster for which the Georgia-based company, owned in part by units of Koch Industries and Royal Dutch Shell, has paid millions in fines.
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.
May 5, 2016 -
After local residents began raising concerns about cancer clusters near Duke Energy coal ash waste pits, the state cancer registry conducted a study that it claims shows there's no cause for worry — but a epidemiologist who reviewed the state's analysis says it does nothing of the sort.
April 20, 2016 -
A look at what we've learned about the long-term health effects of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on the sixth anniversary of the disaster.
April 15, 2016 -
As pressure grows on power companies to move toxic coal ash out of leaky, wet impoundments and into dry, lined landfills, the experience of an African-American community near one such landfill in rural Alabama highlights the potential problems with that approach.