An economy powered by renewable-based, more secure grid will be more resilient and provide new economic opportunity, according to a group of clean energy entrepreneurs.
Ten Years After: Deepwater Horizon Disaster
Environmental advocates say the 10th anniversary of the the largest oil disaster in U.S. history serves as a warning against the Trump administration’s push to drill off the East Coast, but industry folks say safety has improved.
State Bars CPI From Discharging Bottom Ash
In a win for concerned area residents, CPI USA North Carolina is subject to new restrictions and monitoring and reporting requirements as conditions for renewing the national discharge permits for the company’s small power plant in Brunswick County.
NEPA Redo Would Speed Drilling Approval
Donald Trump’s proposal to “modernize” the National Environmental Policy Act would fast-track the permitting process for infrastructure, including oil drilling off the N.C. coast.
Study Eyes Onshore Risks of Offshore Drilling
Onshore infrastructure needed to support offshore drilling would also pose a substantial threat to the environment, according to a study released this week by Environment North Carolina.
Residents Urge Stricter Oversight of CPI Plant
Southport residents are demanding the Department of Environmental Quality increase its regulation of the CPI USA North Carolina power plant near their homes.
Researcher Weighs In On Coal Ash Rule Redo
Duke University researcher Avner Vengosh says the Trump administration’s proposed rewrite of coal ash disposal rules shifts the burden from utilities to the public.
Coastal Power Plant Up For Permit Renewal
A small power plant in Brunswick County is up for renewal of its five-year permit to discharge pollutants into waters just off Caswell Beach.
Seismic Firm Moves to Override NC Decision
WesternGeco, a company that conducts seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas, has filed an appeal of the state’s recent permit denial to the U.S. Commerce Secretary.
Drilling Opponents Look West For Support
Elected officials on the N.C. coast are turning toward the state’s interior and shifting attitudes there as signs of increasing support in the ongoing fight against offshore drilling.
Drilling Opponents Set to Join Hands
Opponents of offshore drilling and seismic testing plan to participate Saturday in Hands Across the Sand events all along the N.C. coast to spotlight their numbers.
Regan, Mayors Tout Unity Against Drilling
Area mayors and the state’s environmental secretary during a gathering Wednesday in Manteo emphasized the power of united opposition to protect the N.C. coast from offshore drilling’s risks.
Fishing Interests to Get Say On Offshore Wind
A new 10-year memorandum of understanding paves the way for federal agencies and an organization representing fishing interests to collaborate on offshore wind energy development.
Groups Move to Block Start of Seismic Tests
Conservation groups including the North Carolina Coastal Federation have filed in federal court a motion to block seismic surveys from beginning until a separate lawsuit is resolved.
Report Blasts Wood Pellet Industry’s Effects
A new Rachel Carson Council report claims the wood pellet industry is driving clear-cutting of Southeastern forests, harming public health and exacerbating the effects of climate change.
Spate of Fed, State Bills Would Block Drilling
Offshore drilling opponents in the U.S. House and nine state legislatures introduced this week a barrage of bills to stop new drilling and seismic exploration for oil and gas.