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He's also the diversity outreach coordinator for the North Carolina Teenage Republicans (N.C. TARS), many of whose members feel outnumbered by their liberal peers and say it's getting ... “As long as the clothing does not constitute a disruption to the educational environment, the clothing is allowed.
It's shocking, though, that students studying government, environmental policy, public policy and law can remain unaware of the basic principles of ... If you compare the College to another Public Ivy on the East Coast, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, you'll see that UNC Chapel Hill offers 52 ...

In February 2014, workers at a retired coal-burning power plant in Eden, North Carolina, discovered that a corrugated metal drainage pipe running beneath ... While environmental and citizens advocacy groups feel the Obama-era regulations fell short of providing effective federal oversight, the Trump team ...
For instance, a bill currently being considered in Wyoming would impose a $1 million penalty on any person or organization that “encourages” certain forms of environmental protest. Legislation introduced in Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, and North Dakota would have allowed drivers to hit protesters ...
North Carolina Republicans now want federal prosecutors to scrutinize Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper ... The money in the memo would have gone to environmental mitigation, economic development and renewable energy, but it lacked many details on how the funds would be distributed. Cooper's office ...
Chemours, a DuPont spin-off that makes a PFAS by a process known as Gen X at its North Carolina plant, is under pressure to close the facility due to water ... By EDF's count, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of PFAS affected by the legislation 38 times between 2002 and 2016 ...

“California has a long history of pioneering pro-consumer and pro-environment legislation,” said iFixit's Kay-Kay Clapp, including electronics recycling and plastic bag laws. “That gives this bill some legs. Additionally, this bill is supported by a broad coalition of folks with a track record of success — the EFF, ...
Cooper's pipeline scandal as an agenda item at the next meeting of the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations,” Rabon stated in a press release on Wednesday. Rabon's request comes soon after a WRAL reported Gov. Cooper's attorney altered the agreement's wording, giving the ...
The money was supposed to be spent on renewable energy projects and other environmental “mitigation” measures and to make sure Eastern North Carolina has access to natural gas from the pipeline. And after Rabon's announcement Wednesday, Cooper's chief of staff Kristi Jones released a statement ...
In this corner of rural North Carolina, the response to the problem of hog waste spilling into rivers has spawned a new kind of environmental concern. Residents' lawyers plan ... “It protects the environment and the neighbors of farms,” said Joyce Fitzpatrick, Smithfield's spokeswoman. “More than 80 percent ...
The nonprofit Campaign for Accountability said it filed a complaint with the state ethics board based on public records requests to what is now the Division of Environmental Quality. The group contends Moore worked to delay penalties against his company while it tried to sell the Chatham County property, ...
Few people attended the town hall meeting, which coincided with a meeting of the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People and North Carolina Central University basketball games. McKissick said it should have been held when the entire delegation and a broader audience could participate.
While the report does not propose legislation, Casey said one thing Congress could take on that would be helpful to achieve the goals of his ... 30 by the National Toxicology Program—a federal interagency program headquartered at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in North Carolina.
But just because every state legislative seat will be contested in this year's general election for the first time in memory doesn't mean most races will be ... And while a large number of first-time candidates have filed for election, it's not clear if the charged political environment will translate into heavy turnout ...
In North Carolina, new legislative districts and the role of Gov. Roy Cooper also could be strong factors, he said. Cooper's relative popularity can influence fundraising and candidate recruitment to try and break the Republican legislative supermajority, he said. “Historically, a mid-term election is bad for the ...
In the end, this pipeline saga is about a broken pipeline within state government. The work of running North Carolina no longer flows between the legislative and executive branches. The legislature cannot be trusted to protect the public on environmental issues as we've seen with the coal ash clean up, ...
Donald van der Vaart, the top environmental regulator under former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R), has earned .... "We felt he did more to protect polluters than North Carolina's environment," said Nat Mund, director of federal affairs with the Southern Environmental Law Center. Whether van der Vaart ...

The legislation would provide the state Department of Environmental Quality with resources to assess pollution involving GenX and similar contaminants that can pass through ... It also specifies that the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory at UNC-CH help with research into GenX and related chemicals.
“Lee has deep roots in North Carolina and experience in legislative affairs for Congressman GK Butterfield,” Porter said by email, “and he will use that experience to advance Governor Cooper's goals to help North Carolina families.” The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality issued a key water permit ...
A Senate committee has approved legislation described by supporters as the next step in studying largely unregulated chemicals found in North Carolina rivers. The chamber's environmental panel voted Wednesday evening for the measure focusing on emerging contaminants. These chemicals have ...
And North Carolina isn't alone: Right to Farm laws, which limit nuisance claims, have been passed in all 50 states. .... In 2014, the Center filed a Title VI complaint with the EPA's Office of Civil Rights, alleging state environmental officials had not considered the racial makeup of neighboring communities in ...
“They're acting in a hurry, appealing to the base, and trying to seem decisive,” said Patrick Parenteau, a professor of environmental law at Vermont Law School. But, he ... Roy Cooper of North Carolina said that his state would sue the Trump administration if it did not receive an exemption. “If you base it on ...
“His goal is to move our state toward a fully renewable energy future, which helps the environment and the economy.” Molly Diggins, executive director of the North Carolina Sierra Club, said she thinks the governor is fulfilling the legal requirements of a modification to the law passed by the legislature last ...
As Coastal Review Online's legislative reporter, I work in one of the murkier places in government and I can't think of any place where sunshine or daylight or whatever you want to call it is more important. Beyond the usual tactics employed by lesser governments, the North Carolina General Assembly, one ...
A former environmental engineer for the Environmental Protection Agency, Shane Rogers, swabbed the outsides of homes near several hog farms in southeast North Carolina. He said 14 of the 17 homes — including those belonging to two of Adams' neighbors — tested positive for pig2bac — a genetic ...
For instance, a bill currently being considered in Wyoming would impose a $1 million penalty on any person or organization that “encourages” certain forms of environmental protest. Legislation introduced in Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, and North Dakota would have allowed drivers to hit protesters ...
The spokeswoman did not respond when asked whether Northam thought the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's proposed certifications will ... Greg Buppert, an attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center in Charlottesville, predicted that the pipelines “will be a long-term problem for ...
The group, represented by the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, contended that both actions denied N.C. WARN its constitutional right to challenge the proposed plant. The state of North Carolina and the utilities commission denied the allegations asked the judge for summary judgment.
Raleigh, N.C. — From coal ash cleanup to contaminants in the water to a controversial resignation, environmental issues topped the headlines for the week. The North Carolina Utilities Commission began its hearing into how much of a rate increase to allow Duke Energy Progress to charge customers in ...
The report, released Thursday and backed by the Potomac Riverkeeper Network and the Southern Environmental Law Center, stands as a ... from 2015 to 2030 there's demand for roughly 16 million tons of recycled coal ash in Virginia, and an additional 30 million tons in North Carolina and South Carolina.
The Trump administration's dismantling of environmental regulations has intensified a growing civil rights battle over the deadly burden of pollution on ... Booker recently embarked on a tour of festering environmental problems suffered largely by minorities, including a North Carolina community next to hog ...
Earlier this month, North Carolina environmental regulators said they might fine Chemours, revoke its license to discharge treated wastewater into the ... the plant, which employs about 900, "in accordance with all applicable laws and in a manner that respects the environment and public health and safety.".
In its appeal the environmental group argues that the setup is legal, because it functions as a lease agreement and that the power is going to a private party, not the public. Warren said the lawsuit is a typical Duke ploy to limit solar. “There's just a lot of smoke and mirrors in North Carolina,” he said.
Their campaign rhetoric contrasts unflatteringly with their repeated moves stripping away regulations and restrictions on how businesses can treat their labor. They don't stop making the promises, of course. But the distance between rhetoric and reality exposes how little North Carolina's politicians know or ...
Recently, the ITC agreed with the companies' complaint and recommended to President Trump a 30 percent tariff. President Trump will decide this month what to do – he can follow the ITC recommendation, but, by law, doesn't have to. He should reject the tariffs, so North Carolina's clean energy economy ...
Forward ahead to 1979-80, eastern North Carolina basin lowlands of ... what few development and environmental laws were in place — the ...
David Price, a North Carolina Democrat and sponsor of legislation ... but to modernize rules to adapt to a much different media environment, ...
North Carolina is prioritizing the marine fisheries and oyster industries to ... Similarly, the new legislation envisions partnership with federal agencies for the ... As filter feeders, oysters also improve the environment in which they live ... Recently, renewed efforts by private industry and environmental groups to ...
Although the state now has two legislative committees, a newly reformed ... of the Department of Environment, Heath and Natural Resources, now the ... Knappe, an environmental engineering professor at North Carolina State ...
A grab-bag of environmental laws, the bill contains a controversial .... in Pleasant Garden would be the 766th active mine in North Carolina.
These exemptions from environmental law are an aggressive legislative ... of the Environment at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Young legislative candidate chases history in NC ... to as “The Three E's.” These include education, environment, and equality. ... He has avoided donations from large corporations with the exception of environmental organizations. ... There is not a single legislator in the North Carolina legislative body that ...
NC House Rep fields questions on environment, manufacturing at town hall ... to new legislation that directly impacts North Carolina's environment. ... elaborated on North Carolina's lower, state-budgeted environmental ...
This legislation outlined the latest North Carolina Senate redistricting plan, ... As the title indicates, this bill hosted a variety of environmental law ...
GOP leaders decry North Carolina governor's LGBT rights deal ... The legislative leaders said that the legal settlement Cooper ... fight discrimination and improve the state's business environment by making it more welcoming.
H56 amends various environmental laws and also appropriates funding to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and the University of North ...
“This legislation makes sense for Guilford County. ... this would be the first time in North Carolina where a local bill has been introduced as ... a multi-faceted environmental bill that skeptics said would deal a stern blow to North ...
Roy Cooper's veto of a wide-ranging environmental bill that provides ... to help Wilmington-area utilities and the University of North Carolina at ... to remain in session through Thursday or Friday to consider other legislation, ...
The North Carolina Department of Justice filed on Sept. ... For environmental legislation, this has meant the use of conference reports to move ...
That legislation was vetoed last week by Governor Roy Cooper, who ... And it unnecessarily rolls back other environmental protections for ... North Carolina had he third highest numbers of positive detections in ... Mead said that studies on how GenX breaks down in the environment and determining how ...


 

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