March 15, 2023 -
When it comes to protecting North Carolina schoolchildren from the widespread industrial PFAS pollution in the state's drinking water, the burden falls on parent-advocates, the state's cash-strapped school systems, and municipal water systems often unprepared to address the threat.
February 17, 2023 -
The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments until March 6 on closing a regulatory loophole that exempts hundreds of polluting coal ash landfills from its oversight. The move is part of a proposed settlement in a lawsuit brought last year by environmental health advocates.
February 10, 2023 -
A growing number of states have adopted policies promoted by the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council punishing financial companies that halt investments in oil, gas, and coal. But they also punish taxpayers by reducing competition among municipal bond underwriters, thus raising interest rates.
February 9, 2023 -
This week the family of Manuel "Tortuguita" Páez Terán, the Atlanta forest defender shot to death by Georgia state troopers, held a press conference to demand more details into the investigation of the incident. Here is the statement made by their older brother, Daniel Páez, a veteran of the U.S. nuclear Navy who was stationed in Georgia.
January 27, 2023 -
The North Carolina Utilities Commission's newly adopted plan to limit Duke Energy's climate-disrupting pollution calls for new gas-burning plants — even though they leak methane, a greenhouse gas that in the short term is even more potent than carbon. Forty-five scientists recently called Duke's planned gas expansion "entirely indefensible from a climate and public health perspective," and advocates vowed to fight the proposed plants.
December 16, 2022 -
A radiation health expert who spoke out publicly about the coverup she witnessed while working inside Three Mile Island after the 1979 meltdown, Joy Thompson died last month in North Carolina. We remember her extraordinary courage and share the groundbreaking 2009 Facing South investigation she and her husband, Randall Thompson, informed.
November 14, 2022 -
New Orleans-based documentarian Jason Kerzinski recently visited Manchac, Louisiana, to talk to fisherfolk there about an international chemical company's plan to capture carbon dioxide from a nearby natural gas-to-hydrogen plant and pipe it beneath Lake Maurepas. They shared their fears about the $4.5 billion project, which will begin seismic testing on Nov. 17.