Charlotte has gone from 18th to 17th place on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of the 25 cities with the most Energy Star-certified buildings.Read More »
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A federal lawsuit filed against Charlotte-based National Gypsum has been dropped, according to a statement from the drywall manufacturer. The plaintiff — Yee v. National Gypsum, et al. — voluntarily dismissed his class action lawsuit, which was filed against the ...Read More »
In 2005, the state Division of Water Quality slapped Karla Knotts and her husband’s Pineville-based real estate brokerage company, Knotts-Greylock, with a $57,816 fine. The basis for the fine: A tire rut in their Greylock subdivision development in Matthews. In ...
Tagged with: Beecher Gray Bill Gupton Billy Packer Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities Chris North Classica Homes Clean Air Carolina Dan Latta David Mitchell Duke Energy Corp. Environmental Protection Agency Home Builders Association of Charlotte June Blotnick Karla Knotts Knotts-Greylock North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources North Carolina Division of Water Quality North Carolina Wildlife Federation Rick Jasinski Sierra Club U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceRead More »
In Mecklenburg County, developers and builders feel like a row of dominoes is about to come crashing down on them. They say the cumulative effect of new ordinances is going to put a serious hurting on commercial and residential development ...
Tagged with: Beacon Partners Brian Pace Charlotte Department of Transportation Daryl Hammock Environmental Protection Agency Frank Warren Jim Merrifield Jon Morris Karla Knotts Knotts Builders Merrifield Partners Mike Davis Pace Development Group Pearson Land Corp. Tom Pearson Urban Street Design Guidelines Warren AssociatesRead More »
In Newton, Kan., resident Vern Koch has noticed the smoke curling up from a test plant that uses a process called gasification to destroy trash while turning it into energy. “I haven’t had any problems with odors, but at times ...Read More »
When it comes to air quality, Charlotte is the worst in the state. But the area is environmentally friendly in other ways, particularly when it comes to redeveloping and cleaning brownfields — sites, such as former gasoline stations, that tend ...Read More »
Lately, quite a stink has been raised in Matthews about a biomedical waste incinerator that residents say is causing noxious odors, raising cancer rates and lowering home values. Worries about the Matthews incinerator have caused some who live near the ...Read More »
A road that would bypass the congested U.S. Highway 74 eastbound to Monroe sounds like it would mean smooth sailing for motorists. The project will cost between $750 million and $825 million to build and include 20 miles of toll ...
Tagged with: Clean Air Carolina Dean Naujoks Environmental Protection Agency June Blotnick Monroe Connector-Bypass North Carolina Department of Transportation North Carolina Wildlife Federation Reid Simons Southern Environmental Law Center Yadkin Riverkeeper FoundationRead More »
Stricter water-quality standards being considered by the state would prevent the city from recruiting new businesses or allowing others to expand if they discharge certain pollutants, according a memo and letter from Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities to the City Council and ...
Tagged with: Charlotte Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities David Merryman Environmental Protection Agency Jacqueline Jarrell North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources North Carolina Department of Water Quality North Carolina League of MunicipalitiesRead More »
Charlotte’s air quality is the worst in the state. The city has been ranked 10th in the 2010 Most Polluted Cities report from the American Lung Association. So for many, strengthening ozone standards should feel like a breath of fresh ...Read More »