Sue Sturgis

Sue Sturgis is the Director and regular contributor to the Institute for Southern Study's online magazine, Facing South, with a focus on energy and environmental issues. Sue is the author or co-author of five Institute reports, including Faith in the Gulf (Aug/Sept 2008), Hurricane Katrina and the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (January 2008) and Blueprint for Gulf Renewal (Aug/Sept 2007). Sue holds a Masters in Journalism from New York University.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 9:17am
Drill, Spill, Repeat?
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Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 1:03pm
Moral Monday Movement Spreads Through the South
After drawing thousands of protesters to the state legislature and inspiring the arrests of more than 900 people for nonviolent civil disobedience, North Carolina's Moral Monday movement challenging the extreme conservative agenda of the state's Republican-controlled legislature and administration is gearing up for more actions in 2014.
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Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 1:22pm
Moral Monday Marches on with Dr. King in Mind
While North Carolina lawmakers have adjourned for the year, the Moral Monday movement marches on, with plans underway to hold rallies across the state this month protesting the legislature's far-right turn.
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Monday, August 5, 2013 - 12:35pm
The South's Widening War on Abortion Rights
Date on which North Carolina Gov.
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Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 9:48am
Fracking's Democracy Disconnect
Though North Carolina lawmakers have acted aggressively to promote fracking, it turns out the majority of the state's residents oppose the controversial method of gas drilling.
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Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 2:11pm
In North Carolina, Nation: School Resegregation by Charter?
North Carolina could soon see a dramatic increase in the number of charter schools, with as many as 150 of the public-private hybrids opening across the state next year. But new research from Duke University suggests the charter school boom will result in greater racial imbalance in the state's public education system -- and that can have negative educational consequences for students.
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Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 9:01am
The Real Obscenity of Mountaintop Removal
Number of minutes award-winning mountaintop removal mining activist Maria Gunnoe of Boone County, W.Va. was questioned by U.S.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 12:25pm
Fracking's Air Pollution Threat
North Carolina regulators will hold the second of two planned public hearings in Chapel Hill today to gather comments on a recently released draft report that calls for lifting the state's ban on the controversial gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking."
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 10:44am
Controversy Rages Over Arrests of Virginia Reproductive Rights Protesters
The ACLU is accusing police of overreacting in their arrests of 31 people at the Virginia Capitol on Saturday during a peaceful protest over passage of a controversial bill requiring pregnant women to undergo an ultrasound before being allowed to have an abortion.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 1:06pm
BP Funds Gulf Research, but not the Boats Needed to Conduct It
In the wake of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, BP pledged up to $500 million over a decade to create an independent program to conduct scientific research at institutions in the U.S. Gulf states. Known as the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative , the program is studying various aspects of the spill, including the fate of the oil and its environmental effects.
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