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Start of ozone season launches daily forecasts for metropolitan areas

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Along with the return of spring blooms and sticky pollen, today marks the start of the 2018 ozone season. State and local environmental agencies will issue daily air quality forecasts for ozone in seven metropolitan areas across North Carolina through Oct. 30.

UPDATED VERSION: State issues air quality permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline project

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

*This is an updated version as of 3:15 PM on February 27th, 2018.*

The state Department of Environmental Quality today issued an air quality permit for the Northampton Compressor Station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. After an engaged public process, staff with DEQ’s Division of Air Quality revised the original draft permit to accurately address emissions and require future permit modifications if needed.    

DEQ investigating air emissions leak at Chemours

Friday, November 17, 2017

The state Department of Environmental Quality is investigating reports of an air emissions leak at Chemours’ Fayetteville facility and whether the leak constitutes a violation of the company’s air permit.

State to hold public hearing on Atlantic Coast Pipeline air permit

Monday, November 13, 2017

The state Division of Air Quality will hold a public hearing on Wednesday to obtain community feedback on a draft air quality permit for the proposed Northampton Compressor Station, which would be built as part of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.

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