After setting temporary moratoriums on new oil pipelines in 2016, both Georgia and South Carolina are moving forward with hearings and bills to tighten regulations.
When the EPA strengthened regulations on coal ash disposal in 2015, few legislators foresaw that power companies might choose to send their wet ash across state lines into communities that don’t want the hazardous waste.
Tonya Bonitatibus, Executive Director of the Savannah Riverkeeper in Augusta, Georgia, explains how her coalition succeeded in stopping a major pipeline while the Dakota Access protests did not.
While the shale boom has seen a proliferation of new natural gas pipelines throughout the Southeast, critics say many of the projects are not needed and are simply a way for developers and utilities to reap profits on the backs of ratepayers.
While the Tennessee Valley Authority has claimed that the Environmental Protection Agency has “concurred in writing” with its plans to cap some coal ash impoundments, a recent letter from the agency says otherwise.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is compacting coal ash in place using new technology, but critics say there are still risks.
Georgia state Rep. Bill Hitchens has nothing against pipelines, but when it comes to energy monolith Kinder Morgan and their temporarily suspended plans for the controversial $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline, he’s putting up a fight.
Earlier this month, residential solar provider Sunrun, headquartered in San Francisco, hosted a gathering of South Carolina Republicans to talk about clean energy.
Jeff Brandes, a 40-year-old Florida Republican state senator, thinks he has figured out how to expand solar in the Sunshine State without subsidies.
A small Tennessee city is emerging as a national leader in clean transportation, with electric buses, a bike share system and a soon-to-launch electric car sharing program.