A decision out of the North Carolina Court of Appeals has garnered the attention of environmental law attorneys in the state because it raises questions about who should have to cover the cost of cleaning up contaminated groundwater when a ...Read More »
The Charlotte City Council approved revisions to a post-construction stormwater ordinance that city officials say will increase redevelopment project fees 9 percent while providing environmental benefits in area watersheds. No one opposed the revisions during a public hearing Monday night ...Read More »
A committee of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission on Tuesday will review a proposed acquisition that would expand Cowan’s Ford Wildlife Refuge. The proposal calls for Mecklenburg County to purchase 10 acres on Neck Road in the Huntersville area that are ...
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After nearly a year of negotiations, a task force has reached consensus on a proposal that would make permanent a stormwater mitigation fee program for redevelopment projects across the city. In October 2014, the Charlotte City Council approved a three-year ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Mecklenburg and Iredell counties are among the five counties nationwide that have best controlled urban sprawl since the mid-1990s, according to a new study. Once the signature of an era of pell-mell development, American sprawl has slowed to ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina environmental officials said Thursday that they have approved plans by Duke Energy to drain contaminated wastewater from a huge coal ash dump near Charlotte to repair a leaking pipe. State Dam Safety Engineer Steve McEvoy told The Associated Press ...
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A new national survey of home builders reports a growing resurgence in renewable energy features in homes, a trend that is being seen in both single-family and multifamily construction. According to the findings by McGraw Hill Construction team and surveys ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a North Carolina statute of repose overrides national environmental laws. But attorneys say that while the ruling in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger against a community of North Carolina homeowners who discovered ...
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