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Meeting to discuss Navassa Superfund site cleanup efforts

Several government agencies are coming to Navassa next month to discuss the ongoing environmental investigation and cleanup at the Kerr-McGee Superfund Site.

Public feedback sought on cleanup for Superfund site in Columbus County

State and federal environmental agencies are asking for public feedback on a plan to clean up environmental contamination at a Superfund site in Columbus County.

Restraints on wind farms given initial Senate OK

The Latest on legislation adding more regulatory hurdles for the wind energy industry in North Carolina (all times local):

NC regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7M for coal ash spill

North Carolina environmental regulators say they're fining the country's largest electric company nearly $7 million for pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014.

Official: Coal ash deadlines straining environmental agency

An official with North Carolina's environmental regulation agency says deadlines under a coal-ash cleanup law have put enormous strain on the department's staff.

Judge hits state agency over Duke Energy coal ash pollution

A federal judge is blasting North Carolina's environmental watchdog agency, saying officials didn't try very hard to force Duke Energy to clean up toxic groundwater pollution near a coal-burning power plant where neighbors can't drink their well water.

Official wanted bigger fine for Duke Energy coal ash issues

An assistant secretary in the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality says he would have levied a heavier fine on Duke Energy than the $25.1 million it was assessed for coal ash violations.

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