Wide environmental changes get initial NC Senate OK
2 months ago
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Wide environmental changes get initial NC Senate OK

Senate Republicans have backed off some provisions in their annual "regulatory reform" measure opposed by Gov. Pat McCrory's administration, but retain several that critics say would damage water quality and discourage citizen lawsuits.
State suing Sutton Electric Plant/Duke Energy
2 years ago
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State suing Sutton Electric Plant/Duke Energy

The state has filed two lawsuits for injunctive relief against Duke Energy Progress Inc. and Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC for claims related to the discharge of wastewater from the utility’s North Carolina coal ash impoundments that were not included in the state’s earlier legal actions.
State environmental agency issues final report on hydraulic fracturing
3 years ago
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State environmental agency issues final report on hydraulic fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing can be done safely in North Carolina only if the General Assembly adopts state-specific regulatory standards and invests sufficient resources in compliance and enforcement prior to issuance of any permits for the practice, according to a report issued today by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.