The Environmental Management Commission is to consider a resolution asking decisionmakers to provide more funding for landowner cost-share programs that reduce pollution entering coastal estuaries.
Public meetings set on draft Clean Transportation Plan
Open house meetings on the coast will take place the evening of March 1 at First Christian Church in Elizabeth City, and Leland Cultural Arts Center in Leland.
Projects awarded $1.4M to reduce diesel vehicle pollution
Mobile Source Emissions Reduction Grants are awarded yearly for projects to replace, retrofit or repair diesel vehicles and reduce emissions.
Enviva plant in Ahoskie must install air pollution controls
Under the newly modified permit, Enviva Pellets’ flagship plant in Hertford County must install new equipment to cut emissions of volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants.
DEQ launches new webpage with grants, funding sources
The new webpage is a one-stop shop for local governments, businesses, community and nonprofit organizations and others, looking for grant and loan funding information for a variety of environmental projects.
State delays decision on Enviva Ahoskie air quality permit
Division of Air Quality officials are considering public input and feedback from the Secretaries’ Environmental Justice and Equity Board before taking final action on the draft permit.
State awards $11M to clean, heavy-duty vehicle projects
Of the total, 67% was awarded to vehicle replacement projects in rural counties and 74% will go to projects in the historically under-resourced counties.
DEQ to invest $6.8M in electric vehicle charging network
Several coastal communities are being awarded part of the $6.8 million from the state’s share of the VW settlement to install electric vehicle chargers or upgrade existing ones.
Executive order to expand zero-emission vehicle market
The executive order is Cooper’s latest move in his push for a clean energy economy and calls for rules to increase sales of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
Ahoskie wood pellet plant looks to increase production
A public hearing Aug. 16 regards a proposed permit modification from Enviva Pellets Ahoskie to increase production and install air pollution control equipment.
Hyde wildfire no longer moving forward, it’s burning down
The Ferebee Road fire in Hyde County has begun burning down deep into the carbon-rich peat, as firefighters halt — for now — movement across the landscape.
Four coastal towns to get VW money for car chargers
Four coastal towns are getting money in the latest round of awards from the Volkswagen settlement to install publicly accessible chargers for zero-emission vehicles.
NC projects receive grants to replace diesel vehicles
North Carolina Division of Air Quality has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to replace 11 older diesel vehicles with cleaner alternatives.
Funds available for electric car charging stations
Applications will be available online starting May 2 for more than $1 million available to install publicly accessible light-duty zero-emission vehicle Level 2 charging stations.
Grants available for environmental projects
Letters of intent for 2022 Environmental Enhancement Grants are due March 31.
NC’s 2022 ozone season begins: DEQ
The state Division of Air Quality will include ozone information in its daily forecast of fine particle matter pollution March 1-Oct. 31.