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Proposed Legislation Weakens Protection for air and water

The North Carolina General Assembly is proposing a 54-page list of changes to environmental regulations so bad that even DENR is warning against the move. In a 12-page analysis distributed to North Carolina lawmakers, DENR warned that one proposal could cause “severe environmental damage,” while another could result in federal authorities moving in “to take … Continue reading

Trash on Mountain Island Lake shores

Trash on Mountain Island Lake shores

Trash on the shores of Mountain Island Lake has been an ongoing problem for some time. Although everyone should be able to enjoy the lake, it is expected that everyone will also treat the lake and its shores with respect, and “leave it as they found it.” Unfortunately, some folks are leaving mounds of trash … Continue reading

Coal ash legislation is moving fast

Coal ash legislation is moving fast

Coal ash legislation is moving quickly through the North Carolina legislature and our representatives need to hear from us on this important issue. http://www.wncn.com/story/25782274/nc-bill-would-require-duke-energy-to-close-coal-ash-dumps-within-15-years Although this proposal goes further than what Governor McCrory proposed, there are still a lot of issues with the legislation. While Riverbend has already been picked out for a somewhat higher … Continue reading