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Post-construction ordinance changes proposed (access required)

Possible changes to Charlotte’s Post Construction Controls Ordinance will be discussed Monday during a meeting of the city’s environment committee. City staff members have said they would like to remove from the ordinance the duplicative tree-save requirement, which ranges from 10 to ...

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Perdue vetoes fracking bill

Gov. Beverly Perdue has vetoed a bill that would have moved the state closer to allowing a controversial process to extract onshore reserves of natural gas. Senate Bill 709, which Perdue vetoed this afternoon, would have allowed the state Department of ...

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ReVenture will no longer burn county trash. Opinions differ on whether that’s a good thing (access required)

ReVenture Park’s plan to burn Mecklenburg County’s trash to produce electricity has gone up in flames. In a city that’s trying to diversify its economy from one focused mostly on banking, the loss of a project that would have generated ...

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Growing debate (access required)

When it comes to promoting Charlotte, economic developers like to point to the treetops. The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, for one, boasts on its website that Charlotte is known as a tree city. The city has been fighting to protect ...

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