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Duke Energy's Marshall coal-fired power plant on Lake Norman. Diedra Laird/Charlotte Observer
August 4, 2015, No comments

The Obama administration on Monday issued the first limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in a major climate change initiative that North Carolina might try to ignore.

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Algal blooms, fish kills occurring across portions of the state

July 24, 2015, No comments

Algal samples collected from the eastern portion of Waterville Lake in Western North Carolina on Monday have been identified by DWR biologists asMicro ...

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Polk commissioners press on with plan for long-term transfer of county water system

July 23, 2015, No comments

At a July 20 meeting, a majority of the board indicated it supports the plan, which would transfer management of the county's system to a South Caroli ...


Big NC state budget negotiations, environmental hearings — plus another possum bill — underway

July 21, 2015, No comments

When it comes to the NC House's budget conferees, nearly everyone is in the pool. Meanwhile, a public hearing on changes to a sweeping set of environm ...

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    NC Senate about to pass major environmental changes
    July 2, 2015, No comments

    The North Carolina Senate has tentatively passed a massive new regulatory bill mandating dozens of changes to state environmental protections, including some rejected last year in a showdown with the House over a similar bill. A final Senat ...