The Best Way to Keep Our Water Safe

The Best Way to Keep Our Water Safe

2014 has been a bad year for drinking water. First, a coal industry chemical spill left West Virginia residents in nine counties with water so polluted they could only use it to flush their toilets. And now 82,000 tons of coal ash have found their way into a river...
Yet Another Coal Ash Spill: This Time in North Carolina

Yet Another Coal Ash Spill: This Time in North Carolina

Cross Posted from the Sierra Club’s Compass blog On Sunday, a stormwater pipe burst underneath an unlined pit storing wet coal ash at a retired Duke Energy coal plant in Eden, North Carolina,┬áspilling up to 82,000 tons of coal ash and 27 million gallons of...
North Carolina Rips More Holes in Its Safety Net

North Carolina Rips More Holes in Its Safety Net

Something profoundly awful has seeped into the top strata of American society: Our nation’s corporate and political elites have developed immunity to shame. It has become morally acceptable for those in lofty circles to enrich themselves while turning their...
Just Don’t Say Climate Change

Just Don’t Say Climate Change

Our weather keeps getting weirder. We’re seeing record-busting heat waves, droughts, thaws, and forest fires, freakish “derecho” storms, and spring striking weeks too early. Most of these trends are either caused or exacerbated by another, underlying...
The African-American Swing State

The African-American Swing State

The list of 2012 swing states includes Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida, Nevada, Iowa, Virginia, North Carolina, and Colorado. Whichever candidate carries these “battlegrounds,” where neither presidential candidate currently has a clear lead, will...