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Environmental group files lawsuit against N.C. MEC


SANFORD – Unhappy that the state’s Mining and Energy Commission can overturn local rules for hydraulic fracturing, an environmental group recently joined residents of Chatham, Anson and Granville counties in filing a lawsuit. The suit, filed against the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission and the N.C. General Assembly, seeks to remove the ...

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Duke Energy agrees to pay up

On Wednesday, Duke Energy announced it expects to pay $100 million to end an ongoing federal criminal investigation that started after an enormous coal ash spill occurred at a North Carolina plant. The investigation began after the February 2014 spill at Duke’s Eden plant which covered more than 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic filth. The U.S. attorney’s ...

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NC fracking rules may not all pass muster

North Carolina’s fracking regulations may not all pass muster in their final review this month before the proposed safety rules are forwarded to the state legislature for approval by Jan. 1, a deadline set by state law. A staff recommendation issued Wednesday to the N.C. Rules Review Commission said three of the 124 rules require more public hearings and should ...

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