Proposed new poultry farm in Chatham County: 750,000 birds, taxpayer-funded — and lots of secrets

BY: - September 28, 2020

Although not the farmer, Sen. Tom McInnis of Richmond County owns the land A proposed poultry farm near Goldston in Chatham County could raise nearly 750,000 birds each year near an important waterway, yet many of the details are secret even though taxpayer funds are bankrolling much of the construction and it’s being built on […]


The Trump administration: Actively pursuing new and destructive health policy changes during the pandemic

BY: - April 6, 2020

It doesn’t really come as any surprise that what many have persuasively labeled the worst presidential administration in U.S. history would be doubling down on its reactionary agenda at the same moment that its utter ineptitude in handling the public health pandemic is costing scores of people their lives every day. Still, there’s something especially […]

Ex-DEQ chief Donald van der Vaart could lead EPA Council on Environmental Quality

BY: - February 17, 2018

Donald van der Vaart, the controversial former NC DEQ secretary, is a leading candidate for a top EPA post, E&E News reported yesterday. Van der Vaart, who long had his sights on an EPA job, has the support of conservatives who want to see him lead the agency’s Council on Environmental Quality. CEQ wields power […]