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State Climate Change Interagency Council to meet Dec 19

Friday, December 7, 2018

The state’s cabinet secretaries will gather on December 19th for the inaugural meeting of the N.C. Climate Change Interagency Council.  The Interagency Council was established by Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 80 and directed state agencies to coordinate their efforts to address climate change and transition to a clean energy economy.

DEQ Secretary Regan says fisheries authorizations endanger coastal resources

Friday, November 30, 2018

The N.C . Department of Environmental Quality’s Secretary Michael S. Regan released the following statement on the Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) that were issued today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to five companies for seismic testing off of North Carolina’s coast.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public information session about GenX scheduled for Dec. 11

Friday, November 23, 2018

The state departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services will host a seventh community information session Tuesday, Dec. 11, about the state’s ongoing activities related to the GenX investigation that originated at the Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility.  

State seeks public feedback on Alamance Aggregates mining permit

Monday, November 19, 2018

RALEIGH, NC – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is seeking community feedback on Alamance Aggregates LLC’s application for a mining permit for a crushed stone operation to be located off Clark Road in Alamance County. The public is invited to submit comments on the permit application at a public hearing planned for 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Sylvan Elementary School, 7718 Sylvan Road in Snow Camp, N.C. Speaker registration will begin at 6:30 p.m.

RELEASE: DEQ approves low-risk classification of seven coal ash impoundment facilities

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has determined that Duke Energy has met the low-risk classification criteria set forth in the Coal Ash Management Act (CAMA) for coal combustion residuals surface impoundments located at Duke Energy’s Allen, Belews Creek, Buck, Rogers (formerly Cliffside), Marshall, Mayo, and Roxboro facilities.

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