News Feed by State: North Carolina

SELC, partner prepare to challenge Duke Energy plans for another leaky coal ash dump in N.C.

Today SELC and the Roanoke River Basin Association put Duke Energy on notice that the utility’s plan to store toxin-laden coal ash in groundwater in a leaking pit will not go unchallenged. In November 2016, Duke Energy posted a p... Read More »

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

Duke Energy proposes increasing carcinogens downstream in permit renewal

As part of its 2015 criminal plea agreement, Duke Energy admitted that bromide discharged into rivers and lakes from its coal ash operations have caused carcinogens to form in downstream drinking water systems. Some of these carci... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Air quality, Healthy environment, Water quality

Companies bid on North Carolina offshore wind site

The U. S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held a competitive wind lease sale for the Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area off the coast of North Carolina today. The Wind Energy Area is over 120,000 acres and is 24 nautical miles from the... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Offshore wind

Duke Energy coal ash polluting N.C.’s Hyco Lake, violating Clean Water Act
 


Today, on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, SELC notified Duke Energy of its intent to file suit in federal court for illegal coal ash pollution of Hyco Lake and the Dan River and Roanoke River Basins. The pollution i... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash

Turbines take first spin in N.C.

This week the first commercial-scale wind farm in North Carolina became fully operational. The Amazon.com project consists of 104 wind turbines in two northeast counties, Pasquotank and Perquimans. The clean energy generated is in... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Wind power

SELC, elected officials tour light rail route between Durham, Chapel Hill, N.C.

The Southern Environmental Law Center joined U.S. Representatives G.K. Butterfield (D-1st) and David Price (D-4th) yesterday on a tour of the light rail line that will connect Durham and Chapel Hill. A variety of other local elect... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Transit and rail, Transportation

From brownfield to ballfields

This month SELC, representing MountainTrue, resolved the challenge to a brownfields redevelopment plan for a recreation park on the site of a former industrial landfill and waste lagoons in West Asheville. Plans for the park cente... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Healthy environment

Locals ask N.C. officials to look at alternatives to $600M Mid-Currituck Bridge

As North Carolina looks to address summer beach traffic headed to and from the Outer Banks, residents and property owners along the route are asking the state to consider alternatives that would have less impact on taxpayers and o... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Transportation

SELC in court to protect South’s rare longleaf pines from unneeded highway

Today SELC filed a federal lawsuit challenging the planned construction of an unneeded, costly highway. The planned Havelock Bypass would cut through rare, century-old longleaf-pine stands in eastern North Carolina’s Croatan Natio... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Forest protection

Locals, SELC advance alternative to unneeded new bridge in Currituck

As the state continues to consider how to address peak summer congestion in the Northern Outer Banks, SELC, local group “No MCB”, and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation are advocating for lower impact solutions. This week, as... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Transportation

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