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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's administration is proposing a plan to reduce greenhouse gases.
From holding Chemours accountable for dumping GenX in the Cape Fear River to recovering from Hurricane Florence, it's been quite a year for North Carolina.
The period for public comment regarding the proposed consent order with Chemours is winding down.
North Carolina taxpayers may buy out a developer who wants to build expansive beach homes on part of a barrier island considered so fragile that public money can't be spent on flood insurance, disaster recovery or utilities.
While the House came to a unanimous decision, the Senate remained tight-lipped.
Previous testing had shown GenX only on the side of the river where the plant operates.
North Carolina environmental officials are trying to discover the cause of a cat urine smell in a coastal city where residents say the odor is overwhelming on some days.
The Senate passed legislation Wednesday that allows local officials to being improving water quality in the Cape fear River while helping ensure the state DEQ enforces the law against the company that dumped GenX into the water supply.
The NC Department of Environmental Quality says the EPA identified two additional chemical compounds in the Cape Fear River.