Press Releases

N.C. Oil and Gas Commission to meet November 10

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The North Carolina Oil and Gas Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, November 10. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The public may join the meeting by computer or phone.

REMINDER: Division of Marine Fisheries announces scoping period on estuarine striped bass

Monday, November 2, 2020

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries and N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are developing Amendment 2 to the N.C. Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan. The Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public scoping period Nov. 2-15, 2020 to solicit public comments on potential management strategies for the upcoming amendment.

State invites local governments to apply for N.C. Resilient Coastal Communities Program

Monday, November 2, 2020

The Division of Coastal Management (DCM) will select up to 20 municipal and county governments throughout the 20 coastal counties of North Carolina to receive no-cost direct technical assistance services to complete Phases 1 and 2 of the N.C.  Resilient Coastal Communities Program (RCCP). These phases will include community engagement, a risk and vulnerability assessment, and development of a portfolio of resilience projects and actions to integrate within existing local planning initiatives.

DEQ approves closure plan for Allen Steam Station under historic coal ash settlement

Thursday, October 29, 2020

RALEIGH – After a thorough review and public participation process, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has approved the closure plan detailing the excavation of coal ash impoundments at the Allen Steam Station located in Belmont. DEQ has determined that the closure plan meets the requirements of the Coal Ash Management Act (CAMA) and is protective of public health and the environment.

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