Duke Energy’s combination of offers to North Carolina homeowners affected by coal ash pollution is creating confusion, especially for people concerned about giving up their legal rights in the process.
One of the lawmakers who recently called on the Trump administration to shut down a North Carolina wind farm appears to have softened his stance after touring the facility.
In his final days in office, President Obama has both rejected Atlantic Ocean seismic testing – a precursor to drilling – and scheduled lease sales for what could become the Carolinas’ first offshore wind farm, 24 miles from the coast of the Outer Banks.
While FERC says drilling and end use shouldn’t be considered in climate calculations for natural gas pipelines, advocates argue that the projects encourage consumption, and that consumption should be accounted for.
Unveiled yesterday, President Obama’s permanent ban on oil and gas development in the Atlantic Ocean does not extend south of Norfolk, Virginia. Reactions from drilling opponents in the Southeast ranged from qualified praise to disappointment.
Among his many new responsibilities next year, North Carolina Governor-elect Roy Cooper will oversee the state water quality permit for the proposed natural gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline, poised to cross more than a dozen rivers and streams from the Virginia border to Robeson County.
Landowners along natural gas pipeline routes have a difficult choice – fight and risk condemnation through eminent domain, or work with developers to have influence over a project’s route through their property.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, coastal advocates and businesses are wasting no time in their quest for a permanent ban on offshore drilling along the Eastern Seaboard.
Across the Southeast yesterday, voters approved ballot measures to expand and improve bus service, build light rail and commuter rail, and invest in bus rapid transit in growing metro areas, rejecting only two of ten proposed tax increases and bonds for public transit investments.
Acknowledging that a new fossil-fuel powered plant may have little environmental upside, Duke University officials say they are not committed to the $55 million project they announced in May, even if state regulators give it the green light.