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NC regulators: Fracking is safe with right rules

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North Carolina's environmental agency says a high-pressure drilling technique to free underground natural gas deposits can be safe if lawmakers adopt the right precautions. Full story...
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Group rallies in opposition to Titan, air permit

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videoOver a hundred residents of New Hanover County gathered today to rally in opposition to Titan. The cement company took a significant step towards coming to Castle Hayne earlier this week when they were issued an air quality permit by the DAQ. Protestors say they are not happy with the permit and plan to end the momentum that Titan is building. Full story...
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Greenpeace protesting at NC Progress Energy plant

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Some Greenpeace protesters have climbed a smokestack that towers over a power plant near Asheville. Full story...
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NC offshore energy panel: Drilling prospects iffy

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A science panel advising Gov. Bev Perdue on offshore energy development says oil and gas drilling is unlikely in waters within North Carolina's authority, but the coast has some of the best East Coast locations for wind power. Full story...
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New Greenpeace 'Rainbow Warrior' flagship coming to Southport

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On February 11th the new Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior flagship will arrive in Southport. The custom built vessel has recently arrived from Europe and is one of the most advanced sailing ships in the world. Full story...
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Cape Fear River gets routine dredging

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video Just like the roads in our area, the Cape Fear River needs some regular work to keep traffic flowing. That's what's going on now near downtown. Despite the need for the regular dredging, some people oppose the work. Full story...
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State finishes report on cement plant hearings

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The North Carolina Division of Air Quality has completed its report on public hearings about the proposed Titan Cement plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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NC symposium will address issue of fracking

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The North Carolina League of Municipalities is hosting a symposium about a natural gas drilling method called fracking. Full story...
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As public comments near end, debate over cement plant continues

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video The proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne has been the topic of debate for years. This morning, opponents showed how it would affect the Northeast Cape Fear River. Meanwhile, the plant's GM says there's little to worry about. Full story...
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Columbus County leads state in air pollution

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A recent report says Columbus County is tops for toxic air pollution in the Tar Heel State. Full story...
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