NC Department of Environmetnal Quality

The legislature’s environmental budget: What’s in it, how much, and why it matters to you

BY: - November 17, 2021

For the past 10 years, Republican-led majorities in the General Assembly have sacked the Department of Environmental Quality budget, apparent punishment for enforcing, even meagerly, state and federal environmental regulations. Yet, for the first time since 2017, the legislature's new proposed budget for DEQ exceeds $100 million.

Monday numbers: Offshore wind(fall) could create the clean jobs people are clamoring for

BY: - March 8, 2021

Tune in to nearly any public environmental meeting and you'll hear residents of environmental justice communities repeatedly clamor for clean jobs: not pipelines or wood pellet plants, but careers in industries that will break the cycle of generational poverty, while leaving the planet a more hospitable place for future generations.

Chemours says it’s been “re-importing” GenX waste from Netherlands to Fayetteville plant for five years

BY: - January 25, 2019

Chemours has “historically recycled” GenX waste at its Fayetteville Works plant that originated from the company’s facility in Dordrecht, Netherlands, a spokeswoman confirmed Friday. The purpose of exporting the material “is to reduce that quantity that is emitted or becomes waste,” Chemours spokeswoman Lisa Randall said. “The re-importation of material from Dordrecht for responsible recycle […]