Press Releases

State Reissues Denial of Water Quality Certification for MVP Southgate Pipeline

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources (DWR) has reissued and supplemented the denial of the request for a 401 Water Quality Certification and Jordan Lake Riparian Buffer Authorization for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Southgate project, originally issued on August 11, 2020.

Awards Presented for Outstanding Water Protection Efforts

Friday, April 23, 2021

The N.C. Source Water Collaborative, a statewide drinking water protection group, has announced the winners of an annual awards program recognizing individuals and organizations that protect sources of public drinking water.

Invasive Species Sold in N.C. Pet Stores Could Impact Water Resources

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Wildlife Resource Commission (NCWRC) and Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (DA&CS) are alerting citizens who recently purchased aquarium plants. Specifically, moss balls, an aquatic plant used in home aquariums, were found to be contaminated with an invasive and potentially destructive, fresh water species called zebra mussels.

N.C. Environmental Management Commission to Meet March 10-11

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) will meet remotely Wednesday and Thursday, March 10-11, 2021 by teleconference. The public is invited to attend the meetings online or by phone. Agendas are available here.

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