Opposition is brewing to injection wells for wastewater from fracking

A resolution up for a vote next Monday evening by the Dare County commissioners and a position paper from a regional water resources group in Onslow County are the latest indications of the fast-growing coastal opposition to using coastal aquifers to eliminate wastewater from hydraulic fracking. The position paper by the Onslow Water Resources Group […] Island Features |  Full Article

How will a new legislature and governor influence environmental policy?

After months of preparation and following an election that further consolidated legislative power in the hands of Republicans in the state House and Senate, the new North Carolina General Assembly session will be gaveled in Wednesday, Jan. 9. Meanwhile newly sworn-in Gov. Pat McCrory, who took the oath of office Saturday, Jan. 5, held his […] Island Features |  Full Article

UPDATE: Senate committee supports bill that restricts sea-level rise definition By KIRK ROSS Coastal Review Online

Unfazed by a heavy barrage of criticism and outright ridicule by sources ranging from Scientific American to the “Colbert Report,” the N.C. Senate’s Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee yesterday approved a new version of a bill that restricts the use scientific modeling in state and local public policy and regulations to predict future sea-level […] Local News |  Full Article