News Feed by State: North Carolina

SELC op-ed: Clean water under attack in North Carolina

In a recent editorial published in The Robesonian newspaper, Senior Attorney Geoff Gisler details the many fronts on which clean water protections are being attacked across North Carolina. With polluters overseeing pollution contr... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Water quality

Local and citizen groups object to N.C. DEQ’s flawed permit for $5.5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Today more than a dozen local, statewide, and national citizen groups asked North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality to withdraw a draft air permit for the proposed Northampton Compressor Station, a large facility that... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Air quality, Natural gas

Maps released by Duke Energy outline extent of damage if coal ash storage fails again

Flooded homes, washed out highways, contaminated drinking water – these are just some of the possibilities if another Duke Energy coal ash spill were to occur. Residents and regulators now have a clearer picture of the extent of t... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash, Water quality

SELC, Waterkeeper reach settlement in North Carolina Public Records Act case

In a major win for transparency, SELC and Waterkeeper Alliance today announced they have reached a settlement in a dispute with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services about access to public records. The... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Industrial livestock

Duke Energy coal ash pollution in N.C. piedmont prompts citizens’ step toward federal court

Today SELC sent a notice of intent to sue Duke Energy to stop its violations of the Clean Water Act at its Belews Creek facility in Stokes County, near the predominantly African-American community of Walnut Tree, North Carolina, a... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash, Federal policy, Water quality

Duke Energy announces pending release of coal ash maps after SELC files notice

Duke Energy decided today to release previously withheld dam safety information for its coal ash sites two days after SELC filed notice of legal action on behalf of citizens’ groups. The utiilty said the information will become av... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash

U.K.’s abandonment of coal could threaten Southern forests

While President Trump is doubling down on coal as an energy source, British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed this week to give up the dirty fossil fuel by 2025. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined May for the announceme... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Biomass

Duke Energy violates the law by hiding critical dam safety information

Update (10/09/17): After SELC and its clients took legal action, Duke Energy released critical dam safety information for coal ash sites across North Carolina. According to Duke Energy reports that were previously censored by the... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash, Federal policy

Lack of key info leads to roadblock for N.C. pipeline permit

Pipeline developers’ plans to begin construction on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in November were thwarted last week by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality when the agency issued a request for more infor... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Natural gas, Water quality

SELC’s Derb Carter on North Carolina’s power to protect citizens from new toxin, GenX

GenX, a nonstick chemical toxin, was recently found in the drinking water of residents in the Cape Fear region near Wilmington, North Carolina. The chemical originated at Chemours, an upstream manufacturer. At issue is what power... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Water quality

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