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State’s Clean Energy Plan recommends key actions; public comment period open

Friday, August 16, 2019

North Carolina’s Clean Energy Plan lays out a path for the state to become a leader in clean energy innovation, with goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create economic opportunities and foster affordability. After a robust, statewide stakeholder process, the draft of the plan is now available for public comment.   

Camp Lejeune’s Gottschalk Marina becomes first DOD facility to receive N.C. Clean Marina certification

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

One of the goals at Camp Lejeune’s Gottschalk Marina is to always do its best.

The 64-slip marina at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune exclusively serves those connected with the military.

“These men and women go out every day and do their best for us, and I figure the least we can do is do the best for them and their families while we help protect the environment,” said Marina Manager Sammy Landrum.

In keeping with this motto, Gottschalk Marina has set the bar for other marinas by becoming the first Department of Defense facility in North Carolina to receive certification as a Clean Marina.

Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board to Meet August 21

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board will hold its fifth meeting in Cherokee on August 21. Topics for the August 21 meeting include updates on the department’s public participation plan, N.C. Community Mapping System and Executive Order 80. The board will also hear presentations from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Public Health and Human Services Secretary and Tribal Employment Rights Office staff.

Dan River Natural Resource Trustees Seek Public Comment on Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment

Friday, July 26, 2019

As Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) trustees, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are seeking the public’s input on the draft restoration plan and environmental assessment related to the 2014 Dan River coal ash spill. The draft restoration plan considers projects to restore damaged natural resources or replace resource services lost as a result of the spill. The NRDAR process is separate from closure and cleanup activities.

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