After an hourlong debate, the Senate voted 26-20 along party lines Thursday to reject the nomination of Dionne Delli-Gatti to lead the Department of Environmental Quality.
Sushma Masemore has been selected as assistant secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.
The state Environmental Management Commission’s air quality committee will have a special meeting June 15 to consider a rule to limit carbon dioxide pollution from the electric power sector in North Carolina.
N.C. Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board will continue during its next meeting at 10 a.m. June 7 a discussion on PFAS research and grouping strategies.
The N.C. Climate Change Interagency Council will meet May 26 to discuss state building energy consumption and the agency resilience strategy reports.
NCDEQ’s Division of Water Resources is requesting public review and input by May 31 oof the draft 2020 Pasquotank River Basin Water Resources Plan.
The U.S. Senate in a bipartisan vote Wednesday confirmed Michael Regan as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Southern Shores is one of 30 organizations in the state that will receive a rebate for a zero-emission vehicle charging station project, funded by the NC Volkswagen Mitigation Settlement Program.
Nearly 100 drinking water and wastewater projects in North Carolina will receive $282 million in loans and grants.
Gov. Roy Cooper has named Dionne Delli-Gatti as his appointee to replace EPA nominee Michael Regan as the state’s environmental secretary.
Michael Regan, Biden’s nominee to lead the EPA, can likely expect questions on some of the same issues during his confirmation Wednesday as when he was confirmed NCDEQ secretary.
NCDEQ issued Chemours on Tuesday a notice of violation identifying instances of failing to meet conditions of a 2019 order.
The state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board will meet at 10 a.m. Monday via WebEx, to continue discussing hexavalent chromium, compounds that are harmful to the eyes, skin and respiratory system.
NCDEQ’s Division of Water Resources is seeking comment Jan. 26 on swine biogas permit requests for operations in Duplin and Sampson counties.