Energy

  • Groups Move to Block Start of Seismic Tests

    Conservation groups including the North Carolina Coastal Federation have filed in federal court a motion to block seismic surveys from beginning until a separate lawsuit is resolved.

  • NC’s New Stance On Climate Change, Energy

    The governor’s remarks last week on climate change and energy policy signaled a stark departure from the state’s past direction, but despite continued challenges in the legislature, attitudes may already be changing.

  • New Dawn, New Rules for Solar in Currituck

    Work is set to begin this winter on Currituck County’s third solar farm, as county officials prepare to consider in the weeks ahead new zoning rules for solar energy projects.

  • Currituck County OKs Grandy Solar Farm

    Currituck County commissioners voted Monday, following court-ordered instructions, to approve a permit for Ecoplexus Inc. to turn the site of the old Goose Creek Golf Course into a solar farm.

  • DEQ’s Regan Meets With Coastal Officials

    Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan met this week with elected officials in the region to discuss risks to the state’s coastal economy and environment from offshore drilling and seismic testing.

  • ‘Don’t Drill!’ Reverberates in Raleigh

    Busloads of coastal residents descended on Raleigh Monday to register their opposition to offshore drilling as federal officials hosted a public meeting on the Trump administration’s oil and gas leasing plan.

  • Cooper Warns Zinke of Lawsuit Over Drilling

    After Gov. Roy Cooper’s meeting with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Saturday in Raleigh, he and other opponents of offshore drilling and seismic exploration remained determined to fight the Trump energy plan.

  • Cooper Promises Lawsuit Over Exemption

    Gov. Roy Cooper in Wrightsville Beach Monday reiterated his opposition to the Trump administration’s plan for drilling for oil and gas off the coast and vowed a lawsuit if the state isn’t granted an exemption as Florida recently received.

  • Coastal Advocates Vow to Fight Drilling Plan

    Environmental advocates and elected officials in Dare County are gearing for a fight against the recently released plan by the Trump Administration to open most of the U.S. coast to offshore drilling.