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Five major energy, environmental issues North Carolina faces in 2016

DEC 29, 2015

A $102 million Duke Energy settlement of coal ash-related charges headlined North Carolina’s energy and environmental news this year, but it will be the public’s turn to speak in 2016.

Comment periods on ash, offshore drilling and climate change will open or continue. The forums begin with a Jan. 26 public hearing on a Duke power plant proposal in green-leaning Asheville.

Legislators may also make a key decision on energy policy, and a federal agency on the fate of one of the world’s rarest animals.


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