News Feed by State: North Carolina

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

Local community groups across the country today sent Duke Energy and government authorities notices that they plan to bring enforcement actions against Duke Energy for withholding critical dam safety information that Duke Energy w... 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

Media and advocacy coalition settles public records lawsuit

A coalition of eight news media companies and advocacy groups- including SELC - who sued former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and several of his cabinet agencies in 2015 for wide-ranging violations of North Carolina’s Public... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Clean air, Clean water

Army Corps’ permit for Ocean Isle Beach terminal groin challenged

SELC, on behalf of Audubon North Carolina, today challenged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of a terminal groin for Ocean Isle Beach because it failed to fairly consider other available options that would be less costly... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coastal protection

Breaking: Federal Judge dismisses Duke Energy’s attempt to forum shop N.C. coal ash case

A federal court judge ruled in SELC’s favor today when it dismissed Duke Energy’s attempt to “forum shop” a coal ash case in Virginia, rather than in North Carolina where the pollution occurred. “Duke Energy is desperate to avoi... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash

SELC, Sierra Club ask N.C. officials to scrutinize utility deals claiming need for $5B ACP

SELC, on behalf of the Sierra Club, filed a motion with the North Carolina Utilities Commission urging the commission to reconsider its approval of natural gas contracts for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Natural gas

North Carolina Governor announces opposition to offshore drilling

Today North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said he had four words on offshore drilling: Not on our coast. His announcement brings him in line with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, who both r... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Federal policy, Offshore drilling

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