Two Carteret County towns this week joined the growing list of N.C. communities taking official positions opposed to offshore drilling and seismic blasting.
Energy independence, lower fuel prices and jobs are the big three reasons cited for Atlantic offshore drilling but do the promises match the market reality?
Scientists who spoke at the recent N.C. Coastal Federation forum on offshore oil say more research is needed on seismic surveying’s effects on marine mammals.
The National Marine Fisheries Service is taking the unusual step of allowing public review and comment on permits to harass marine mammals with seismic tests.
The N.C. Coastal Federation today will present its annual Pelican Awards recognizing work to protect the N.C. coast, including efforts to save Hofmann Forest.
The N.C. Coastal Federation will host experts and area residents for a forum, Shaping our Economic Future: Offshore Drilling in N.C., July 31 in New Bern.
Legislators are considering a measure to create a privatized, fast-track permit approval process for some sewage-treatment facilities that would bypass state and county agencies.
The board of the N.C. State Ports Authority approved projects at the port in Morehead City that would export wood pellets to Europe and import a form on iron ore.
Public opposition has forced a company to scrap its controversial proposal to use a hazardous pesticide to fumigate logs at the state port in Morehead City.