Press Releases

DEQ Statement on Volume of Colonial Pipeline’s August Gasoline Spill in Huntersville

Thursday, November 5, 2020

RALEIGH – Based on current information, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has determined that Colonial Pipeline has significantly underestimated the volume of gasoline released from the August 14, 2020, spill in Mecklenburg County’s Oehler Nature Preserve near Huntersville’s town limits.

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.

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