North Carolina's Air Quality Forecast
With wildfires burning across western North Carolina, state air quality officials would like the public to be aware of today's air quality forecast.Learn More
Gov. Pat McCrory activated the state’s disaster relief fund to support long-term recovery efforts. The governor’s office is partnering with United Way of North Carolina, which will act as the administrative organization for the fund.Recovery Info
DEQ Continues Progress on Coal Ash Cleanup
The new coal ash law provides well owners with water connections and protects the environment and public health. Learn more in this video about the new law and the action North Carolina has taken on coal ash since 2013.Watch the Video
DEQ's Energy Group Working Towards a Clean Energy Future for NC
DEQ's Energy Group is dedicated to ensuring a clean energy future for the citizens of NC, while encouraging the growth and development of the state’s energy economy with the goal of making North Carolina a leader in the creation of energy jobs.Learn More
Environmentally Speaking Blog
The NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the lead stewardship agency for the protection of North Carolina's environmental resources.
The organization, which has offices from the mountains to the coast, administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public's health, and also works to advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina’s needs. DEQ also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DEQ facilities and through the state's school system.
DEQ touches the lives of all North Carolinians in many ways to enhance and ensure our quality of life.
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
217 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603