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.
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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 ...
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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 ...Read 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 ...
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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 ...Read 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 »