The draft list of impaired waters in North Carolina released earlier this year is required under the federal Clean Water Act, but improved water quality standards are needed and rivers and sounds not on the list also need urgent attention, biologists and advocates say.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new testing method, permitting direction and protections for aquatic life are a step, but not a solution, advocates say.
Grants from Section 319 of the Clean Water Act are now available for communities to address pollution from stormwater and flooding.
The groups say the Environmental Protection Agency refuses to hold Chemours accountable by requiring the company to pay for epidemiological studies in the Cape Fear region.
John Nicholson, formerly with the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, now is chief of staff in the Office of the Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 4 in Atlanta.
The meetings about projects related to the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp.’s creosote-based wood-treatment site are online only, and two times are offered to allow greater public participation.
The state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board will have an online meeting Dec. 6 to hear how the Environmental Protection Agency plans to address PFAS and how it relates to North Carolina’s efforts.
The Environmental Protection Agency says it will use feedback from its science advisory board’s review of new PFAS exposure data to update drinking water health advisories
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.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan announced Monday a three-year approach to addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances pollution.
The newly updated NC Wetland Program Plan details how climate change and nonpermitted human activities are causing wetland loss.
A federal judge has vacated the Trump administration’s rule that gutted water quality protections put in place during the Obama administration.
The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army said Wednesday they will move to reverse Trump-era changes to the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.
The U.S. Senate in a bipartisan vote Wednesday confirmed Michael Regan as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA has awarded the state Department of Environmental Quality $3.77 million for a variety of projects designed to improve water quality in priority watersheds across the state.