Pollution

NC officials want to drop emission test in 27 counties
The state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources is recommending that North Carolina eliminate emissions testing for cars and trucks in more than two-dozen counties by 2016. Thu, 04/02/2015 - 9:07pm
Duke Energy to appeal $25.1M state fine for New Hanover pollution
Duke Energy says it will appeal a record $25.1 million fine recently imposed by state regulators for pollution in New Hanover County. Tue, 03/24/2015 - 6:45pm
Duke Energy fined record $25.1M for Sutton Plant contamination
State regulators have fined Duke Energy a record $25.1 million for groundwater contamination from coal ash at the Sutton Plant in New Hanover County. Tue, 03/10/2015 - 9:20pm
US charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps
Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Duke Energy for illegal pollution from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:55pm
Fight against proposed Titan cement plant continues
As Titan America continues to try and put a cement plant in Castle Hayne, those against it met in Wrightsville Beach Wednesday night. NC Coastal Federation members are still fighting the proposal after six years saying the plant, which will burn more than 250,000 tons of coal a year, will discharge pollutants into the Northeast Cape Fear River. Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:45am
Duke Energy announces plans to remove coal ash from Wilmington, three other sites
Duke Energy has announced plans to remove coal ash from a Wilmington power plant and three other sites in North Carolina. Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:44pm
DENR reclassifies Sutton Lake, raises dam hazard level
State regulators have reclassified Sutton Lake in New Hanover County in a move that environmentalists hope means greater protection from possible pollution from a nearby power plant. Fri, 11/07/2014 - 8:38pm
NC orders Duke to redo coal ash monitoring plans
North Carolina regulators have ordered Duke Energy to resubmit its proposal for assessing the extent of groundwater contamination leaking from 33 coal ash dumps across the state after deeming the company's current plans "inadequate." Thu, 11/06/2014 - 9:10pm
New committee meets to discuss plastic bags in Carolina Beach
Tonight was the first meeting of the Carolina Beach Plastic Bag Committee. The group was put in place by the town council to research the plastic bag problem in the area. Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:16am
Environmental groups want dam hazard ratings raised at Sutton Lake
Environmental groups have asked state regulators to raise the dam hazard ratings for the coal ash dams at Duke Energy's L.V. Sutton Plant in New Hanover County. Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:30pm