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August 29, 2014, No comments

A Sept. 12 public hearing devoted to North Carolina’s oil and gas rules is being moved to another spot on the Western Carolina University campus – the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center, 92 Catamount Road.

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North Carolina’s coal ash plan: What happened to the ‘deal breaker’?

August 25, 2014, No comments

The 2013-2014 North Carolina General Assembly session ended with the passage of comprehensive coal ash legislation, an achievement — and a legislati ...

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Vote Check: How the NC House, Senate voted on the state’s coal ash bill

August 25, 2014, No comments

North Carolina lawmakers approved a the Coal Ash Management Act of 2014 last week. Here is how the the state's legislators voted on the measure, which ...

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Conservation PAC announces endorsements in NC elections

August 25, 2014, No comments

The NC League of Conservation Voters’ Conservation PAC announced today (Monday) its endorsements of "pro-conservation" legislators for the November ...

  • Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
    NC legislators reach compromise on coal ash bill
    August 20, 2014, No comments

    Both chambers put Charlotte-based Duke Energy on track to drain its 33 North Carolina ash ponds within 15 years. But last-minute changes between them derailed the bill on Aug. 1 and appeared unlikely to be resolved until at least November, ...

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    NC officials: WNC fracking-related tests starting soon
    August 12, 2014, 2 Comments

    State officials told Carolina Public Press this week that, with the passage of the new state budget, they’ll be able to start work testing rock samples from seven WNC counties as soon as September. Plus: CPP wants to know what this story ...