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NC, 21 other states sue Trump administration over new coal rules

A coalition of 22 Democratic-led states has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants.

Trump overhauls endangered species protections

The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act, allowing the government to put an economic cost on saving a species and other changes critics contend could speed extinction for some struggling plants and animals.
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Children’s Museum of Wilmington dubs August as 2019 ‘Mission Month’

As we enjoy the last few weeks of summer before school starts for most kids, The Children's Museum of Wilmington is using the month of August to teach the community about coastal preservation.

Duke Energy sued for 2014 coal ash spill environmental harm

The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments want a judge to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the two states coated in hazardous coal ash.

Cooper has ‘deep concern’ over Clean Power Plan replacement

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says he's against the decision by President Donald Trump's administration to replace rules that sought to limit coal-fired plants in the nation's electrical grid and their emissions.

Biden campaign says his climate plan failed to cite sources

Joe Biden's Democratic presidential campaign amended his climate policy plan hours after it was released Tuesday because a handful of passages did not credit some of the sources in the proposal.
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Study: Heavy metals in Sutton Lake bottom extensive

A Duke University scientist says a toxic stew of coal ash has spilled repeatedly from storage pits at a Wilmington power plant into an adjoining lake, and flooding from Hurricane Florence was only the latest example.

CFPUA denied $47M state grant to help pay for treatment plant upgrades

Money to upgrade a water treatment plant in New Hanover County to filter out GenX and other PFAS compounds will not come from a state grant as hoped.
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North Myrtle Beach inches toward plastic bag ban

The ban is closer to becoming law, and the bags are closer to being on their way out of town.

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