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  • Moratorium on smaller coal ash reuse projects will end 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 2:51 pm

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - A moratorium on using coal ash as constructional fill on some projects is ending, but North Carolina regulators have failed to come up with new standards to reduce the public's exposure to potentially toxic chemicals, an environmental group said Friday.

  • Christie's Exxon proposed deal could be nearing judgment day 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 3:55 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - A $225 million settlement between Gov. Chris Christie administration and ExxonMobil will be discussed in front of a state judge Thursday and New Jersey residents could find out soon if it will be approved.

  • Many NC counties proposed to cut car emissions testing 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 11:38 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Drivers in more than half of North Carolina's 48 counties requiring vehicle emissions tests may be able to forego the $30 inspection under new legislation moving through the state Legislature.

  • NC state lawmaker offers plan to delay action on EPA rules 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 1:55 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina senator introduced legislation on Wednesday to block state agencies from taking action on expected Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut carbon emissions on power plants until the rules complete what will likely be a lengthy legal challenge.

  • Deal requires deep pollution cuts at Iowa coal-fired plants 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 5:21 pm

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa's second largest power company agreed Wednesday to drastically cut pollution at several coal-fired power plants under a Clean Air Act settlement that's expected to make the air safer and easier to breathe around the state.

  • Michigan: Ban heavy oil from Straits of Mackinac pipeline story has photos
    Updated: Jul-14-15 7:05 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Heavy crude oil will be banned from a pipeline that runs under a scenic waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, state officials said Tuesday, adding they also will require independent analyses of future alternatives to the pipes and worst-case consequences of a spill.

  • Environmental groups, Lesniak to argue against Exxon deal 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 1:50 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - A coalition of environmental groups are about to have their day in court in an attempt to derail the state's proposed $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil, which critics say falls short by billions of dollars.

  • Debate continues over the future of Liberty State Park 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 6:40 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie and the Democratic-led Legislature made good on a promise this week to change a new law that some worried might pave the way for commercial development in the shadow of Lady Liberty.