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Environment

Feds receive thousands of comments on Atlantic drilling

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The federal government has received thousands of comments on the contentious issue of drilling for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast. Full story...
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CFPUA: 4,500 gallons of sewage overflows into creek

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videoWater quality testing is underway after a sewer overflow. Full story...
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7th Annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo

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video The 7th Annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo started Friday and continues this weekend. Hundreds of people came out Saturday to see all of the vendors and interesting animals that were there. Full story...
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Air pollution mandate change for NC fracking signed into law

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Environmental legislation that gives leeway to a North Carolina state panel in creating air pollution rules for fracking has been signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Final decision for Island Greenway Project in Carolina Beach

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After several public workshops and meetings, Carolina Beach town council has made a decision on the Island Greenway Project. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Residents concerned over growing sinkhole in neighborhood

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videoA growing sinkhole next to a storm drain in a New Hanover County neighborhood has residents asking for help. Full story...
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Duke Energy fined record $25.1M for Sutton Plant contamination

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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. Full story...
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NC House members want air emission rules for fracking

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Three North Carolina Republican lawmakers want to make clear a state environmental panel must draw up rules designed to minimize toxic emissions related to any upcoming natural gas exploration through fracking. Full story...
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McCrory, other governors talking in DC about energy revenues

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Some governors interested in offshore energy exploration - including North Carolina's Pat McCrory - plan to ask their congressional delegations to develop regional legislation to ensure states get revenues from what's being tapped into. Full story...
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US charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps

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Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Duke Energy for illegal pollution from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. Full story...
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