Tagged with EPA

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

The coal ash regulation myth

The coal ash regulation myth

In the past few months I’ve had many conversations with people in the Mountain Island Lake community about coal ash. And I’ve noticed a common theme. I frequently get the response: “Well, the ponds are heavily regulated,” or “Those ash ponds are regulated by the Federal Government.” When questioned further it’s clear the folks are … Continue reading