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The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press file photo
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March 17, 2015, No comments

Here is how the NC House and Senate voted on legislation that gives leeway to a North Carolina state panel in creating air pollution rules for fracking.

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McCrory releases NC budget proposal, details employee pay plans

March 6, 2015, No comments

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, McCrory said the $21.5 billion plan was aimed at finding efficiencies within state government.

Click to view Carolina Public Press's continuing reports on coal ash concerns in Asheville.

NC enviro officials: Duke cited for coal-ash related groundwater contamination in Asheville

February 27, 2015, No comments

According to a press release, state environmental officials have sent Duke Energy a notice of violation and intent to enforce for groundwater contamin ...

Coal ash ponds and basins at Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Duke Energy graphic

Asheville power plant included as Duke Energy proposes criminal charge settlement

February 24, 2015, No comments

The indictments do not spell out the exact violations, but an environmental attorney who has sued the company over problems at the Asheville plant sai ...

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    Understand the law: The Wilderness Act
    February 4, 2015, No comments

    Wilderness areas in Western North Carolina are a point of debate in the Pisgah and Nantahala national forest remanagement process. Here, we offer a short explanation of the law, how it may impact WNC's wild places and views about its releva ...