Clean Air Carolina

City Council member Dimple Ajmera joined others Tuesday calling for the Trump Administration to cancel a planned rollback of vehicle emissions rules.
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Charlotte environmental activists and public officials on Tuesday called on the Trump administration to cancel its planned rollback of U.S. clean car standards. Those standards, adopted in 2012 under the Obama administration, have led automakers to improve fuel efficiency and lower emissions.

Environmental groups tracked logs that were cut from North Carolina forests to Enviva's plants.
Dogwood Alliance

A big producer of wood pellets has agreed to install pollution controls at two pellet plants, in Richmond and Sampson counties.

A judge has declined to rule on a request to block some constitutional amendment questions approved by lawmakers from appearing on ballots this fall in North Carolina. 

The Allen plant in Belmont
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Duke Energy has withdrawn a request for state permission to use an additive at its coal-fired power plants that caused problems two years ago with Charlotte's drinking water. Environmental groups had sued, and celebrated the move. Duke said its decision was unrelated to the challenge.