The Army Corps of Engineers’ action follows a federal judge’s ruling that the agreement with the state to eliminate the restrictions on hopper dredging meant to protect federally listed species was illegal.
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The Army Corps of Engineers says its five-year-old rule blocking local governments, marinas and private entities from using its dredged material disposal sites will remain.
Other New Hanover County towns’ beach nourishment work was slowed when the dredge encountered tires from old artificial reefs but the known offshore debris field isn’t halting Wrightsville Beach’s plans to pump sand from its new borrow site.
The Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on plans to fill in ditches and wetlands for the energy project that would tie into Dominion Energy’s existing Winfall to Mackeys transmission line in North Carolina.
Coastal Carolina Riverwatch says the permitting public notice for Martin Marietta’s proposed expansion of its limestone quarry in Maysville is vague and may not convey the full extent of environmental effects.
The 1,605-acre mine is within the White Oak River Basin in Jones County.
The Army Corps of Engineers, citing a recent court decision in California throwing out Trump-era regulatory changes affecting water quality certifications under section 401 of the Clean Water Act, has put a hold on permitting decisions under its nationwide permit program.
A federal judge has vacated the Trump administration’s rule that gutted water quality protections put in place during the Obama administration.