The Environmental Protection Agency says it will investigate the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality over alleged harm to minorities from hog farm operations following a civil rights complaint.
Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday signed an executive order with new emissions-reduction goals and calling for new ways to reach carbon neutrality, prioritize environmental justice and develop clean energy transportation options.
Craven County, Windsor and Edenton have been selected for grants to help improve housing and infrastructure for low- to moderate-income residents.
The public can participate online or by phone, and a public comment period is planned.
The EPA is accepting grant applications for environmental education and research on health impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations.
By increasing the community engagement calls from quarterly to biweekly, EPA says it intends to encourage an open dialogue with environmental justice leaders and advocates.
New Bern is asking its residents to review and provide feedback on proposed redistricting plans.
NCDEQ’s environmental justice advisory board is planning a listening session for the public to speak regarding biogas operations North Carolina communities.
The NCDEQ Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board meets Aug. 23 via teleconference.
Enlace Latino NC, a Spanish-language news service, recently launched Prepárate NC, an online guide with resources for the hurricane season in Spanish.
Historian and educator Victoria Smalls has been named executive director of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.
The state Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board will hold its quarterly meeting 3-5 p.m. May 24 online.
The NCDEQ Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board has set a special meeting to review how large, zero-emission vehicles can benefit disadvantaged communities.
Environmental justice communities are among the most at risk to the effects of climate change and while the state has made efforts to address these vulnerable populations, some say more must be done.
The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program is highlighting the need to protect black lives behind the wheel by hosting a virtual talking session with local and state leaders.
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board will meet online from 3-5 p.m. Monday for a panel discussion on public participation, engagement and outreach.