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Apr 11, 2012

Charlotte moves up on list of cities with most Energy Star buildings

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.

Apr 11, 2011

National Gypsum says federal lawsuit dropped

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 […]

Apr 1, 2011

Industry officials bash regulations during hearing

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 […]

Mar 8, 2011

Ordinances threaten to crush construction industry, developers say

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 […]

Feb 25, 2011

ReVenture officials hope to clear the air about emissions

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. […]

Dec 14, 2010

Mecklenburg stays on top for N.C. brownfield redevelopments

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 […]

Dec 3, 2010

Concerns about Matthews incinerator loom over ReVenture Park

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 […]

Nov 30, 2010

Residents, groups fight to get road project ditched

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 […]

Nov 23, 2010

Water-quality standards seen as threat to economy

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 […]

Nov 23, 2010

Industry huffs and puffs over ozone proposal

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, […]

Oct 27, 2010

EPA coal ash hearing in Knoxville draws over 200

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Dozens of people who say their businesses depend on using coal ash in products such as wallboard and concrete and dozens of others who want coal ash […]

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